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·         JBS’s Seara launching international websites for consumers

Websites to help company improve communications with customers abroad.


·         JBS to get $5M in U.S. farm bailout money



JBS’s Seara launching international websites for consumers

Websites to help company improve communications with customers abroad.



Jan 10, 2019


Seara, one of Brazil’s biggest exporters of chicken, pork and prepared foods, has just launched two English-language websites for international customers. Seara International was developed mainly for end consumers, while Seara Professional focuses more on the foodservice segment.


“Seara has been growing its share of the export market, and the website launch is an opportunity to increase our visibility among international foodservice customers as well as the many consumers who see our products on supermarket aisles around the world,” Seara chief executive officer Joanita Maestri Karoleski said.


The website presents the company’s portfolio across all main categories, such as chicken, pork and turkey cuts and prepared foods such as nuggets, sausages, hamburgers and chilled and frozen-ready meals, among others. It also recounts some of the company’s background and provides an overview of its operational values, such as Seara’s focus on quality and its animal welfare, sustainability and compliance practices.


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JBS to get $5M in U.S. farm bailout money


Source: Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM)

via Tri-State Livestock News - January 10, 2019


Lincoln, NE — It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award $5 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to Brazilian-owned meatpacking corporation, JBS, under the bailout program meant to help American farmers hurt by the trade war.


In November 2018, Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods rescinded its bid for bailout money after a backlash on Capitol Hill over the award. Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is now circulating a petition calling on USDA and Congress to the halt payments to JBS.


"It is a sad day when our own government will open its doors for global meatpacking corporations while keeping them closed during this government shutdown to America's family farmers. Secretary Perdue told farmers the USDA bailout would help them weather the trade war but instead is providing the world's largest and most corrupt meatpacker with payments that will help JBS continue harming U.S. farmers and threatening our food supply," OCM said.


JBS' illegal and abusive activity runs deep. In a decade-long scheme, the meatpacker bribed more than 1,800 Brazilian politicians, which JBS admitted helped them take over the U.S. beef market. Meanwhile, in 2017, JBS was caught exporting rotten meat worldwide and trying to cover up the stench using cancer-causing acid products. In 2018, 12 million pounds of JBS ground beef were recalled and 246 people were sickened in the U.S. due to salmonella poisoning. Evidence shows the salmonella outbreak was caused by JBS' standard practice of allowing sick dairy cows into the beef supply. In 2018, USDA found JBS had ripped off U.S. cattle producers at three separate slaughter facilities by shorting them on payments for their cattle, and while the JBS abuses were extensive, USDA settled the claims for a mere $50,000 penalty. USDA is now paying back JBS 100 fold with its $5 million award.


"While elected officials debate border security, JBS' abusive takeover of the U.S. beef market and the resulting threat to our food supply should be at the forefront of the conversation. Instead, our government is handing JBS the taxpayer money meant for U.S. farmers," OCM concluded.


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