Massive Fire at JBS Plant and Other Food Industry News

Powder & Bulk Solids highlights recent food and beverage manufacturing news you may have missed.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

September 17, 2021

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A five-alarm fire ignited on the roof of the JBS beef processing plant in Grand Island, NE Sunday night, prompting a response from local firefighters, several local news organizations reported. 

Crews responded to the location after the blaze was called in at about 10 p.m., news station KETV said. A tweet posted by the Grand Island Fire Department noted that the facility’s “rendering roof is on fire.” 

After the fifth alarm was issued, Grand Island Fire asked for backup from other fire units.

About 28 firefighters were still on scene dousing hot spots on the roof as of 3:30 a.m. Monday, according to coverage by KSNB.

The blaze temporarily disrupted operations at the facility, which is one of the country’s largest beef plants.

Click further to view some other developments in the food and beverage industry that captured headlines over the last week.

About the Author(s)

John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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