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World’s largest meatpacker announces progress in resolving cyberattack

Colleen Cross   

News Business and Operations

Greeley, Colo. — Today, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s announced significant progress in resolving the cyberattack that has impacted the company’s operations in North America and Australia.

“Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS USA CEO. “We have cybersecurity plans in place to address these types of issues and we are successfully executing those plans. Given the progress our IT professionals and plant teams have made in the last 24 hours, the vast majority of our beef, pork, poultry and prepared foods plants will be operational tomorrow.”

In the U.S. on June 1, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s were able to ship product from nearly all of its facilities to supply customers. The company also continues to make progress in resuming plant operations in the U.S. and Australia. Several of the company’s pork, poultry and prepared foods plants were operational on June 1 and its Canada beef facility resumed production.

JBS USA has received strong support from the U.S., Australian and Canadian governments, conducting daily calls with officials in an effort to safeguard the food supply.

The company said it is not aware of any evidence at this time that any customer, supplier or employee data has been compromised.

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