Moy Park, a subsidiary of Brazilian meat and poultry company JBS, is assuring its customers that none of its products are sourced from plants in Brazil that are being investigated in a food safety controversy.
“We do not source products from any of the sites involved in the ongoing investigations in Brazil,” a spokesperson from Moy Park told the Irish Times.
JBS in 2015 acquired Moy Park, a leading European poultry company that is headquartered in Northern Ireland. Moy Park was previously owned by another Brazilian company, Marfrig.
JBS is one of several Brazilian meat and poultry companies that have been targeted in an investigation. Named companies have been accused of the following offenses:
- Masking spoiled meat smells with higher-than-allowed quantities of acid,
- Repackaging expired products,
- Exporting Salmonella-infected meat and
- Using pig heads and other sub-standard ingredients..
JBS has argued that none of its units are guilty of any of things that have been alleged.
Moy Park assures consumers in wake of Brazilian meat scandal
Moy Park, one of the largest producers of poultry in Ireland, has assured consumers that none of its products are sourced from the Brazilian plants currently under investigation for exporting contaminated meat to Europe.