Meat News from South America

  Last Updated: Monday 29th of November 2010 07:09:00 AM +0800HKT

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.

  Last Updated: Monday 29th of November 2010 06:59:00 AM +0800HKT

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.

  Last Updated: Friday 19th of November 2010 07:47:00 AM +0800HKT

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).