Brasil Foods to Export Pork to Japan12 July 2013
BRAZIL - Brasil Foods (BRF) is to be the first Brazilian meat processor to export pork cuts to Japan.
BRF will export seared tenderloin and shoulder chops or Boston Butt from the Campos Novos plant.
The first shipment will leave Porto de Itajaí on Sunday 14 July and ate being imported by Mitsubishi, one of the biggest players in the Japanese meat sector.
The trading relationship between BRF and Mitsubishi was first developed in the 1990s and has been consolidated over the last three years with the export of chicken cuts.
The Campos Novos plant is one of two BRF plants that have been given approval to export to Japan. The other plant approved for slaughter and processing for the export market to Japan is Herval D'Oeste.
Both plants ate based in the state of Santa Catarina, which is the only Brazilian state
recognised by the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) as free of foot
mouth disease without vaccination – a prerequisite for supply to Japan.
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