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Senators: Marfrig’s planned National Beef buy needs review

Four ag committee members say recent acquisitions of U.S. agribusiness companies by foreign interests and Marfrig’s implication in Operation Weak flesh are causes for concern
Four members of the U.S. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry are pushing for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods’ planned purchase of the majority of the shares of National Beef Packing Co.
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Barentz International and Deltagen Group establish a joint venture

Barentz International, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, announced April 12 the establishment of a Joint Venture with Deltagen Group, a specialized food ingredients distributor headquartered on Curaçao, with local presence in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru.
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Dates announced for 2019 Latin American Poultry Summit

The International Poultry Expo (IPE) – part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), and WATT Global Media have announced the dates for the new 2019 Latin American Poultry Summit, to be held Monday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.
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Chicken and eggs, aren't they so sacred for Holy Week?

17 out of every 100 inhabitants of this world claim to be Catholic, almost half of them in Latin America. More by tradition than by dogma, this population prefers fish over chicken white meat during the so-called Holy Days. Is this coherent?
Chicken and eggs are healthy and much cheaper than other food, so they may well accompany the diet of more than 1,100 million Catholics during the Holy Week. Why not?
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Hy-Line do Brasil awarded compartmentalization status

This is the first layer genetics company to earn this achievement awarded by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply. Seara Alimentos also got the recognition.
Compartmentalization was established by the OIE in an effort to ensure security of supply to customers during a disease outbreak in a country.
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JBS reported net income up in FY 2017

Net revenues for US-based units increase, while Brazil-based units see declines
JBS’ reported net income for fiscal year 2017 was BRL534.2 million (US$159.6 million), a 126 percent increase when compared to its reported net income for the previous fiscal year.
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BRF putting 3,000 workers on paid leave

As fallout from Operation Weak Flesh continues, employees at poultry plant in Capinzal, Santa Catarina, will be laid off with pay, effective May 7
Brazil-based meat and poultry company BRF will place about 3,000 workers on a 30-day paid leave at its poultry processing facility in Capinzal, Santa Catarina.
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