JBS Removes Additive To Increase Pork Exports
JBS removes ractopamine from its U.S. pork supply in an effort to increase export opportunities to China as African Swine Fever slashes herds.
Ractopamine, an FDA-approved feed supplement, is used in production to raise leaner pork. The meat-packer banned the feed additive in its Brazilian production systems last year. JBS competitors, like Smithfield, have already pulled the drug from its production.