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More foreign ownership of U.S. beef processors raises food safety concerns

By Christopher Walljasper/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting National Beef Packing Company, the fourth largest beef processor in the United States, is now approximately 80% owned by a company from another nation. That has some cattle ranchers worried. In November, the Brazilian-owned meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods S.A. announced it would acquire 31% of National Beef from […]