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· Domestic JBS plant 'again ordered to close by Brazil court'
· JBS to give $2.7 million to Marshalltown
Domestic JBS plant 'again ordered to close by Brazil court'
By Dean Best, Just-Food
30 June 2020
JBS, the Brazil-based meat behemoth, has reportedly been ordered to close one of its domestic factories amid concerns about Covid-19 – a plant that was also shut recently amid worries about infections.
According to multiple reports in Brazil, a regional labour court in the country has said JBS must close a plant in the city of Passo Fundo in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.
just-food has approached JBS for comment.
JBS had been allowed to re-open the facility on 21 May after it was closed on 24 April following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, reports said.
Brazilian news website G1, citing data from government officials, said some 287 employees have tested positive for Covid-19.
JBS did provide a statement to G1 in which the company said...
JBS to give $2.7 million to Marshalltown
Jul 1, 2020
GREELEY, Colo. – Through the Hometown Strong initiative, JBS on Wednesday announced plans to donate $2.7 million to help Marshalltown respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the community’s future.
JBS is working with local leaders to identify where the funds can best help meet immediate and longer-term community needs. All projects will be determined by the end of the year.
“We are proud to be part of the Marshalltown community, and we recognize our responsibility to do more than just produce food during this critical time in our country,” said Todd Carl, general manager of JBS Marshalltown. “We want to partner closely with the community to make meaningful and lasting investments that will benefit our team members, their families and our neighbors now and in the future.”
“As Marshalltown’s largest employer, JBS has once again stepped up to make Marshalltown stronger,” said Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer. “Not only has JBS invested significant resources in protecting the workplace for its hard-working staff, it is also now contributing to make Marshalltown, more than ever, the place to work, live, learn and play.”
Hometown Strong is...