It is fragile and uncertain the future of the Brazilian operation of the French group Doux. After long-term difficulties to pay its broiler out-growers, in January the third shift of its Montenegro complex, Southern Brazil, the largest the company has in Brazil, has been discontinued.

On the last weekend, the company decided to fully stop the processed meat plant within the same complex. The unit's work force, approximately 300 laborers, will be on vacation through February 27.