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·         Brazil should boost border controls to avert sanitary risks -JBS exec

… Imported food products may generate waste that could contaminate commercial herds and the food chain, he said, saying that airports are a point of entry for animal diseases including African swine fever…

 

·         JBS’ Friboi plants earn full health and safety compliance

… The external audit project, the Supply Chain Seal (Selo da Cadeia de Fornecimento), includes certification from the Brazilian Certification Service (SBC) and was developed by JBS based on international standards…

 

 

Brazil should boost border controls to avert sanitary risks -JBS exec

 

Reporting by Ana Mano Editing by Leslie Adler, Reuters 

August 6, 2019 

 

SAO PAULO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government must strengthen border controls to protect the country’s animal herds from disease, José Ribas Junior, a director at JBS SA’s processed foods unit Seara, said on Tuesday.

 

While there have been recent announcements of food apprehended with returning passengers at Brazilian airports, luggage continues to enter unchecked, Ribas said in a presentation at an industry event.

 

Imported food products may generate waste that could contaminate commercial herds and the food chain, he said, saying that airports are a point of entry for animal diseases including African swine fever.

 

“I hope we can learn from other people’s mistakes. Our airport barriers are ineffective and undersized,” Ribas said.

 

The Agriculture Ministry did not have an immediate comment on its oversight capabilities.

 

Following a trip to Chile two weeks ago, Ribas praised that country as a model in the region. He said Chile’s controls became stricter after an avian influenza crisis two years ago.

 

“It is impressive how they monitor you from the moment you arrive at the airport when you are in transit,” he said.

 

The global meat industry has been facing an outbreak of a deadly pig disease that continues to spread in Asia, causing an unprecedented supply imbalance.

 

According to Agrifatto, an agribusiness consultancy...

 

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JBS’ Friboi plants earn full health and safety compliance

 

By Aidan Fortune, GlobalMeatNews

07-Aug-2019

 

JBS’ beef business unit Friboi has achieved 100% compliance across all of its meatpacking plants in Brazil.

 

The external audit project, the Supply Chain Seal (Selo da Cadeia de Fornecimento), includes certification from the Brazilian Certification Service (SBC) and was developed by JBS based on international standards.

 

Its plants were assessed for: animal welfare, sourcing/sustainability, animal transportation, equipment/facilities, animal health, quality/procedures, supply chain controls, the environment, social responsibility, traceability, carcass classification and grading and risk-specific issues.

 

Friboi president Renato Costa said:

 

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