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BRF Opens Research Centre in São Paulo

21 June 2013

BRAZIL - Brasil Foods has opened a new innovation centre equipped with modern laboratories, kitchens mini-factories for experimental and pilot production in Jundiaí São Paulo.

The project, which included investment of $58 million, is part of the company's goal to double investment in research, development and innovation by 2015.

Equipped with the ­latest generation instruments for testing products, packaging and processes, the BRF Innovation Centre employs 150 people, including engineers, pharmacists, ­nutritionists, chemists and veterinarians.

The former research and development centres of Sadia Perdigao, in Videira (SC) and São Paulo, will start operating in Jundiaí.

The complex is divided into four areas: design and research, application, and kitchen
sensory analysis and an area for application to testing.

"Now, we no longer need to depend on the production units conduct tests. We can simulate large-scale production, project costs and testing process parameters and quality characteristics of the new products, " said Nilvo Mittanck, Vice President of Operations and Technology BRF.

The complex will also feature five experimental kitchens.


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