Bloomberg News reported this week that Repórter Brasil – an independent research group that focuses on environmental and labour issues in Brazil – identified more than a dozen cases where cattle slaughtered in JBS and Minerva beef processing plants in Brazil originated on farms identified as employing slave workers.

JBS South America, headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is one of the largest meat-processing companies in the world with 150 meat processing sites across the world and employing 233,000 people.