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Processing to resume at 10 JBS plants

JBS Australia plantThe world's largest meatpacker JBS will next week resume slaughtering at six out of 10 beef processing units after sending workers on temporary leave earlier this month, the company said in a statement.

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Another four units will restart operations on May 2 after "reforms, operating adjustments and the modernization of equipment" is concluded, the company said.

JBS put workers on leave at ten out of 36 cattle slaughtering units on April 3 in a bid to adjust capacity amid a food security scandal that rocked the domestic industry and caused importers to temporarily stop buying Brazilian meats.

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