The world’s largest meat processing company, JBS Foods, has fallen victim to cyber attacks that have shut down production around the world, including in Australia.
The company’s information systems were targeted, chief executive Brent Eastwood confirmed to Beef Central on Monday.
JBS has 47 facilities across Australia and operates the largest network of production facilities and feedlots in the country.
The company also has meat processing facilities in North and South America, Brazil and Canada.
A spokesperson refused to comment on the cyber attacks.
Jon Condon is a publisher at Beef Central, a daily news and market intelligence service for the beef industry, and said the impact of the shutdown depended on how long the stoppage lasted.