JBS pulls additive, faces federal scrutiny

JBS pulls additive, faces federal scrutiny

JBS USA announced last week it plans to eliminate the use of the feed additive ractopamine in its U.S. hog supply chain in a bid to access additional markets for its meat. 

Specifically, JBS is eying greater access to the Chinese market, which does not allow ractopamine in its pork products. This move follows Smithfield Foods, which previously eliminated ractopamine use in its hog herd.

Separately, JBS S.A., the Brazil-based conglomerate that owns JBS USA, came under scrutiny in Washington last week after Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) asked the Committee on Foreign Investment ...

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