Meat Industry Articles on South America

Brazil’s Marfrig Alimentos S.A. announced over the holiday that it received regulatory approvals to lease six meatpacking plants from the Margen Group as part of the company’s previously announced effort to boost cattle slaughter capacity.

A scientific study conducted by researchers at Argentine animal-nutrition company Coneco, in conjunction with meat processing companies Quickfood/Marfrig Group, has resulted in a new category of classification for cattle, called MEJ (young intact male), Coneco announced in a news release.

Brazil's JBS, the world's largest meat exporter, is reassuring consumers over the safety of Brazilian beef following reports that a person in Sao Paulo state may have contracted Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).