To achieve this goal in the 15 countries where the Company operates, meeting local regulatory requirements and international quality standards, JBS has a Global Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department, headquartered in the United States.
Specialized Food Quality and Safety teams who are active in each business unit are responsible for implementing the policies, strategies and procedures developed by the Global Department.
Notable among the tools that monitor quality and safety assurance for JBS products are value chain oversight processes, such as ensuring raw material origin and quality, production control and monitoring of distribution. Training and refresher courses are provided to teams, customers and other agents in the process, qualifying them to perform their roles throughout the process.
The Company invests in laboratories at its units around the world that specialize in microbiological analyses and biotechnology, providing indicators of food safety for its various brands, assuring product quality. By modernizing infrastructure and equipment used, JBS is able to achieve more and more precise results, with increasingly faster analysis times.
For instance, excellence in JBS operations is certified by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), a global reference in quality in protein production, and plants are ISO 9001 certified.