China approves 25 Brazilian meat plants for export

By Aidan Fortune contact

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China approves 25 Brazilian meat plants for export

Related tags: Beef, Pork, Poultry

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has approved 25 meat processing plants in Brazil for export.

Announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), this increases the number of plants approved from 64 to 89.

Of the new establishments authorized, 17 produce beef, six process chicken, one pork and one donkey. The approved sites can export immediately. 

Negotiations were conducted by MAPA, and followed a visit by Minister Tereza Cristina and her entourage to China and other Asian countries with the objective of expanding the sale of Brazilian agricultural products.

Two BRF plants have been authorised for export to China. One is a poultry plant and the other is a pork facility, both based in Lucas do Rio Verde. The plants have a daily slaughtering capacity of approximately 300,000 birds and 5,000 hogs, respectively.  This brings the number of BRF plants authorised to export to China to nine.

Minverva also had two plants approved - beef sites in Rolim de Moura and Palmeiras de Goiás, which have a combined slaughter capacity of 3,500 heads per day.

These two, combined with the Barretos plant that is already certified to export to China, mean Minerva can offer up to 4,340 heads per day to the China market, which represents 45% of Brazilian Division slaughter capacity.

Minerva highlighted that its Athena Foods division is also certified to export to China through four plants: three in Uruguay and one in Argentina, totalling 5,600 heads/day, creating a combined capacity of 9,940 head per day.

Full list of newly-approved plants


Cooperative Of Meat Producers And Gurupi Derivatives - Gurupi  

Cooperative Of Meat Producers And Gurupi Derivatives - Rio Maria  

French Reducer - North Guarantã   

Minerva De Palmeira Goiás

Minerva S / A - Moura Roll  

Bars Mansa Trade Of Meat And Derivatives Ltda - Sertãozinho

Agroindustrial Iguatemi Eirelli - Iguatemi  

Marfrig Global Foods Serra  

1811 - Naturafrig Alimentos Ltda - Barra Do Bugres

Marfrig Global Foods - Varzea Grande

Masterboi Ltda - Saint Geraldo Araguaia  

Frigol - Water North Blue

Full Food Sa - Tocantins Paradise

Food Agroindustrial Sa - Rondonópolis

Naturafrig - Rochedo

Valley Great Food Industry And Trade - Matupá

Mercosur Castanhal


Central Cooperative Aurora Food - Mandaguari

Coasul Agroindustrial Cooperative - Sao João

River White Food Sa - Viscode Rio Branco

Gonçalves And Tortola Nor - To Prior Norte Sa

Brf - Lucas Do Rio Verde

Granjeiro Alimentos Ltda - Roland


Brf Sa - Lucas Do Rio Verde


Northeast Livestock, Industry And Trade Ltda - Amargosa

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Chinese Animal Welfare Concerns

Posted by Chris,

Highly likely non-existent for any of the "plants".

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