The JBS Global Food Innovation Center In Honor of Gary & Kay Smith officially opened on the Colorado State University campus Tuesday, April 9, when JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira cut the ribbon on the $20 million state-of-the-art facility.
In March 2017, JBS USA entered into a strategic, long-term partnership with CSU that included a $12.5 million investment toward construction of the building and educational programming for JBS USA and Pilgrim’s team members.
“We’re so pleased to be here today to help celebrate the opening of this center,” Nogueira said at the grand opening ceremony. “Our mission at JBS is to be the best, and the mission of this facility is to advance best practices in food safety, meat sciences and animal handling and welfare. So it’s a natural partnership for us and one that we’re proud to be a part of.”
For JBS, the partnership with CSU serves as a long-term investment in the competitiveness of food and farming in the state of Colorado, across the United States and around the world. The JBS Global Food Innovation Center enables CSU to expand as a source of innovation and discovery in the food industry and prepare future leaders to take on the challenges of tomorrow. The 36,000-square-foot center will be a hub for cutting-edge global innovations in new product development, culinary research, food science, food safety, and animal welfare.
“We take a global view of our education and research, and we were looking for new ways to spur innovation in livestock and meat science, food safety, food security and animal welfare,” said Ajay Menon, Dean of the CSU College of Agricultural Sciences. “JBS provides that necessary partnership – our goals and values align well with theirs – and we’re very grateful for their support.
“Our goal for this facility is not only to support teaching and research – it has to impact the industry and advance the way meat processing is done around the world,” Menon said.
The JBS mission is to be the best and create the opportunity for a better future for all of its team members. Partnering in this facility enables the company to extend that mission to CSU students as well.
“We now have the ability to create opportunity for young people to learn about our industry in the most advanced center of its kind,” said Gilberto Tomazoni, JBS Global CEO. “These students are the future of agriculture and food.”
Located within 60 miles of every sector of the livestock and meatpacking industries, the food innovation center is designed for global impact. The Center provides a world-class facility for research, education, innovation, and industry partnerships.
The multidisciplinary nature of the Meat Science program at CSU involves expertise in all aspects of the production, food, and consumer continuum, including:
animal handling and well-being;
nutrition and health;
food safety and security;
value-added and culinary development; and
For years, students enrolled in the program at CSU have had to travel to labs and/or plants off-site in order to experience the process first hand. Now, it’s all under one roof on campus, in this innovative facility that will serve students well into the future.
“JBS is, more than anything, a people business,” Nogueira said. “So we really see this as an investment in people – the people who will learn here for generations to come.”
The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine this week issued a final rule, “New Animal Drugs; Updating Tolerances for Residues of New Animal Drugs in Food.” The final rule standardizes and clarifie
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Monovet 90, manufactured by Huvepharma EOOD, the first generic monensin for use in cattle and goats.In its approval notice, the FDA notes that Monens
Dale Grotelueschen, DVM, MS, retires this week, following a distinguished career serving the beef cattle industry. Since 2003, Grotelueschen has served as director of the University of Nebraska’s Gr
The PEW Charitable Trusts, long involved in public health and antibiotics policy, encourages the FDA to follow through with its plans to adopt a “biomass method” for measuring and analyzing antibi
Poultry’s status as a presumed “healthier” meat could be coming to an end. People have long assumed that poultry, with lower levels of saturated fatty acids compared with most red meats, would c
In recent months, APHIS has revised the Animal Disease Traceability program standards for approving new tags entering the market, with the following goals:Assure that quality devices are approved.
The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.This week, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technolo
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the availability of $1 million in cooperative agreement funding to support animal disease traceability (ADT) and electronic
The JBS Global Food Innovation Center In Honor of Gary & Kay Smith officially opened on the Colorado State University campus Tuesday, April 9, when JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira cut the ribbon on the $20
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Nancy Johner this week announced that emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is authorized for all Nebraska counties, due
By: Amy Timmerman – Extension Educator and Jim Jansen – Extension EducatorThere are many things on our checklist as we recover from these historic floods and blizzards from the past several day.
The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own. Once more, an extensive life cycle analysis (LCA) of the U
A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States. An Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-led team has completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying
More than 20 years ago, a company called AquaBounty Technologies developed the AquAdvantage salmon, a genetically modified variety of Atlantic salmon with a single gene from a Chinook salmon splic
Several livestock-industry groups encourage stakeholders to join in a petition and submit comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for
The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.Zoonotic diseases, such as campylobacteriosis and salmonello
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Doug Jones (D-AL) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to increase wildlife managers’ ability to keep wildlife healthy.“Transmis
Cows and bulls searching for “moo love” now have a mobile app to help their breeders.A U.K. farming startup introduced a Tinder-style app, called Tudder, that lets farmers find breeding matches by
A proposed set of legislative goals released by a pair of Democratic freshmen members of Congress mentions getting fewer emissions from “farting cows,” but they want to work with farmers, too. The
A petition has been submitted by a group of organizations representing livestock haulers and producers who would be impacted by ongoing hours of service rules.The joint petition was filed on Feb. 6 by