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Alves to lead IPC Sustainability and Environment WG

She is the technical director of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein and former sustainability and corporate affairs manager for BRF
Dr. Sulivan Alves has been elected as chairperson of the International Poultry Council (IPC) Working Group (WG) on Sustainability and Environment.
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Pilgrim’s Mexico ends FY 2020 strong

While net sales for the full year were down when compared to 2019, there was a strong rebound in the fourth quarter
Pilgrim’s Mexico finished the 2020 fiscal year on a strong note, said Fabio Sandri, president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation.
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JBS expands production at plant in Jaguariúna

Expanded facility will raise production of Seara Gourmet smoked bologna sausage by 67%
JBS has invested BRL60 million (US$11.14 million) to expand its plant in Jaguariúna, São Paulo, Brazil, to raise production of Seara Gourmet smoked bologna sausage, designed for the domestic market, by 67%.
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Could food labeling 'stop signs' be used in our favor?

Chile started in 2016 with the food labeling using a black octagon to warn consumers and Mexico started in the fourth quarter of 2020; could this be an opportunity for eggs?
Walking through a supermarket aisle nowadays in Mexico can be overwhelming, if you are aware of this new food labeling using a black octagon with warnings similar to a stop sign.
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Poultry health status and animal welfare in Latin America

Re-emerging diseases and the situation of poultry health in Latin America were reviewed, together with research on animal welfare during the second day of the Latin American Poultry Summit.
Poultry health status in Latin America has been an omnipresent issue. The poultry industry in this region, however, is not that different from other poultry industries in the world, because it is facing the same disease risks.
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Aviagen expands with Argentinian subsidiary

With facilities in the San Juan province, Aviagen becomes first poultry breeding company with a local operation in Argentina
Aviagen has opened a new subsidiary in Latin America -- Aviagen Argentina. Located in the San Juan province and consisting of a grandparent (GP) farm, a parent stock (PS) hatchery and feed processing facility, Aviagen Argentina will become the first poultry breeding operation independent of integrations with local production in Argentina.
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The pillars of Brazil’s chicken export ability

During the Latin American Poultry Summit, ABPA's CEO explained the foundation of Brazil's chicken meat export capabilities that other Latin American nations could follow.
Brazil is the world's largest poultry exporter, with 4.2 million metric tons (mt) exported in 2020 to more than 150 destinations worldwide.
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China lifts ban on shipments from 3 Brazil plants

Two JBS plants and one Aurora plant have been cleared to export products to China
Shipments to China from two JBS plants and one Aurora Alimentos plant in Brazil can resume after a ban on products from those plants was lifted. The ban was implemented in 2020 over COVID-19-related concerns.
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BRF finalizes Joody Al Sharqiya acquisition

Brazi-based company intends to expand food processing plant in Saudi Arabia
Brazil-based meat and poultry company BRF has finalized the acquisition of Joody Al Sharqiya Food Production Factory, a company which operates a food processing plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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