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
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