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Animal Care

At JBS USA, the proper and humane treatment of animals is addressed through standard operating procedures, verification, and process improvement, designed to assure animal welfare and product quality. All livestock destined and received for slaughter at JBS USA facilities are protected under this policy and will be treated humanely in accordance with JBS USA procedures and in compliance with USDA regulations.

Our efforts to ensure the humane treatment of animals begin with producers and their dedication to providing animals within our supply chain with the utmost care and treatment. Our commitment to animal welfare continues as animals under our care are transported, unloaded and handled at our facilities.

JBS USA has established and implemented animal welfare programs in all of our business units to promote accountability and transparency and to ensure that the humane treatment of animals remains a priority throughout every stage of the animal’s life. From procurement and transportation to operations and quality assurance, every JBS USA employee is held accountable for the humane and ethical treatment of our animals.

Mission Statement

Our business begins with the well-being of our animals. JBS USA is dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment, handling and slaughter of animals at all times. At JBS USA, animal welfare is embedded in the framework of our culture. We continually strive to improve our animal welfare efforts through the use of new technologies and the implementation of standards that meet and exceed regulatory requirements and industry guidelines. As the largest food protein company in the world, we have the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of many animals and we do this every day.



JBS USA uses the NAMI Foundation's 'Recommended Animal Handling Guidelines & Audit Guide,' considered the industry gold standard, to provide guidance on handling the animals under our care.

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