BUZZ-Brazil meatpacker JBS says to close 8 plants due to road blocks

martes 24 de febrero de 2015 18:39 GYT

** Brazil's JBS, the world's largest meat producer, will shut eight plants due to road blocks caused by Brazilian truck drivers protesting high fuel prices, a spokesperson told Reuters

** JBS said the road blocks are impacting the delivery of raw materials to the plants spread across four different states

** The meat producer did not say how long it expects the plants to be closed or what the financial impact will be

** The road blocks have been going on for a week in Brazil and have interrupted supplies of diesel and raw materials across the country