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São Paulo – The world’s biggest poultry exporting company, BRF of Brazil, got cleared by Oman to ship product from 14 of its plants. The news broke on Thursday (5). BRF told ANBA that the Arab country revised its process: it used to give accreditation to entire countries, whereas now it clears each plant individually.
Fourteen plants have been accredited, and one of them is allowed to sell two types of product. BRF will be allowed to ship as many as 5,000 tons of food products per month to Oman, where it has been active since the 1980s. Its Sadia brand is one of the leading suppliers of protein to Oman, and the premier supplier of 30-day-old chickens – domestically, it supplies 45-day chickens.
The green light came after a group of Omani religious and food safety delegates visited BRF facilities in Brazil in 2019. The newly accredited plants are located in Chapecó (SC), Dois Vizinhos (SC), Carambeí (PR), Jataí (GO), Francisco Beltrão (PR), Uberlândia (MG), Serafina Corrêa (RS), Garibaldi (RS), Rio Verde (GO), Buriti Alegre (GO) e Nova Mutum (MT), Lajeado (RS), and Capinzal (SC). The Capinzal unit got cleared to sell chicken and processed items.
BRF retains 12% of the world’s poultry protein market. “BRF has been active in Oman for over 30 years now, and the export accreditation of our plants attests to the quality of our products, and it further enhances our foothold in key markets to our growth strategy,” says Fadi Felfeli, BRF executive for the Gulf and Turkey. According to Felfeli, adding new international markets is one of the company’s primary long-term strategies.
Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum