JBS USA, a subsidiary of Brazil’s JBS S/A, has bought Plumrose USA, the U.S.-based bacon and deli-meats business of Denmark’s Danish Crown A/S, for $230 million, JBS USA said late Monday.
The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year, subject to regulatory review and approvals, the company said.
The acquisition includes five prepared-foods facilities and two distribution centers in the U.S. Plumrose’s net revenue is around $500 million, JBS USA said. Danish Crown is one of Europe’s largest pork processors and exporters as well as among the largest meat processing companies in that continent.
By Claudia Assis
Free-from is becoming much more mainstream, moving beyond food allergens and intolerances. While it’s still vital to innovate products for lactose intolerance, gluten allergies and so forth, the umbrella term of free-from has taken on many different meanings.
Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) is targeting infant formula, sports nutrition and medical nutrition with its new patented milk fractionation technology that separates milk proteins from whey, bypassing the need to make cheese. The Denmark-based company says this move enables scientists, nutritionists and health professionals to create “next-generation” dairy products.
Located in Ma’anshan, Anhui province, the facility has the potential to produce an estimated 150 million litres of oat-based products annually at full capacity. The opening comes just a few months after Oatly – which claims to have established a new Chinese character for ‘plant-based milk’ – inaugurated its first Asian factory in Singapore.