MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 1 June 2021

On Sunday 30 May, JBS USA determined that it was the target of an organised cybersecurity attack. This affected some of the services supporting its North American and Australian IT systems.

 At this time, The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) supports JBS Australia’s position that this is a commercial matter and is being handled by JBS operations globally and in Australia.

 As this stage, there is no indication whatsoever that this cyberattack will cause a major impact on Australian domestic red meat and pork products supply.

 “The Australian meat industry has systems in place across the supply chain to deal with these types of issues, including managing livestock through the system effectively and access to cold storage for meat supply,” said Patrick Hutchinson, CEO AMIC.

 “The strength and flexibility of the red meat and pork products supply chain has been demonstrated in the past on market access issues and COVID-19 impacts. That is why we are world-renowned as the most reliable meat supply chain globally.”

 AMIC continues to monitor the situation closely.

 ENDS

Media contact

Catharine Heffernan

General Manager – Communications