JBS to Close U.S. Plant-Based Foods Business, Planterra Foods

October 5, 2022 Tom Polansek, Reuters

Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA is closing its U.S. plant-based foods business, Planterra Foods, after about two years, the company said on Monday.

JBS Announces New Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

August 18, 2022 JBS S.A.

JBS S.A. communicates to its shareholders and to the market that Michael Koenig has been named the Company’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Since August 2021, Koenig served as the Head of Ethics and Compliance for Pilgrim’s. He previously spent nearly 25 years as an attorney defending companies, individual executives and public officials in criminal, civil and regulatory investigations, and trials. Koenig was also a federal prosecutor at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

JBS Withdraws Offer for Pilgrim’s Pride Shares

February 23, 2022 BizWest

JBS SA, the Brazilian parent of JBS USA, based in Greeley, has withdrawn its bid to acquire all outstanding shares of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (Nasdaq: PPC), the Greeley-based poultry-processing company.

Ranchers Disturbed by Meat Packer Settlement

February 16, 2022 Lane Nordlund, KTVQ

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) said there were disturbed by the announcement. The group wants to know what has happened to the cattle industry’s demands for a federal investigation into the beef markets going back to 2019.

Beef Giant JBS to Pay $52.5M to Settle Price-Fixing Lawsuit

February 8, 2022 JOSH FUNK Associated Press

Colorado-based JBS didn’t admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement, and company spokeswoman Nikki Richardson said JBS will continue to defend itself against other plaintiffs in the case, but she said JBS decided the settlement was “in the best interest of the company.”