Poultry and Pork QUALITY
Since March 2020, the pandemic has led agribusinesses to reinforce their sanitation procedures in order to preserve the lives of their employees and guarantee the quality of their products.
Our industry had taken measures even before Brazil went into quarantine, by intensifying precautions which were already strict. Our first sectoral protocol dates back to March 12 and was one of the first in Brazil. We have since developed four further protocols, updating them with advances in the information being made available by Brazilian and international health agencies such as ANVISA (Brazilian Health and Regulatory Agency) and the World Health Organization. These are technically-based rules that have been validated by epidemiologists, to ensure the safety of those who are working in the industry. See below:
Their body temperature is measured; and workstations are separated by barriers. Guidance is provided throughout the entire process of boarding, travelling, and disembarking so that distancing between people can also be maintained as they leave.
All accesses are signposted with guidance; alcohol hand sanitizer is available, employees’ body temperature is measured, hand sanitation is encouraged, and footwear cleaning solution is available at entrances and in changing rooms. Before taking their places on the production lines, employees sanitize their boots and hands with a detergent solution and alcohol sanitizer. Distancing is maintained with the use of barriers.
All employees wear some type of nose and mouth protective equipment, such as cloth and surgical masks, or even PFF2, N95 masks and Face Shields, according to the area of the plant where they work.
The entire cafeteria space is constantly sanitized. Distancing is also mandatory, with designated places and physical barriers between the tables. The entire space is signposted so that employees can move around safely.
Effective tracing is ensured by actively seeking for cases. Any identified cases and all employees in close contact with them are immediately removed.
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The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) launched videos to show the precautions being taken by slaughterhouses throughout Brazil in order to protect their employees during the pandemic.
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Dedication, work and an incessant effort for excellence over decades of research,
high-tech employment and significant investments in production structures.
This is how Brazil’s poultry and pork production has reached levels of efficiency that have made them international references.
Brazil has reached an excellent level when it comes to sanitary status. In poultry production, no cases of Avian Influenza (IA) have ever been recorded in Brazilian territory. In pork production, total control of the chain has kept the country free of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv), Classical Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease.
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All meat produced and exported by Brazil is subject to strict quality and sanitary control, fully inspected by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA). Each stage in the production process is carefully inspected by MAPA, which relies on a large structure with specialized departments comprised of highly trained professionals. At each exporter processing unit in Brazil, there is a Federal Inspection Service (Serviço de Inspeção Federal - SIF) performing oversight “in loco.”
Our poultry and pork industries and farms comply with strict food safety protocols in a highly technical environment within standards established by the Codex Alimentarius (FAO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in total compliance with standards of animal well-being.
The aforementioned qualities, along with the versatility of Brazil’s poultry and pork industries, precisely fulfill the needs of customers and the demands and tastes of all continents. This process grants Brazil an established place as a global leader in exports and an important partner in food security in several demanding markets.
Among those processes, there are complex and detailed programs focused on preserving quality and food safety. At the same time, the exporting plants are periodically assessed by health authorities from countries to which Brazil exports.
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Brazil has adopted the National Plan for the Control of Residues and Contaminants (PNCRC) as a tool to manage risks and promote the safety of products of animal origin.
Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP)
System inspected by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and by the importing markets.
International certifications: GlobalGap, BRC, IFS, AloFree, among others.
Constant training-based concept required by the various markets: Good Manufacturing, Practices, Traceability, Private Standards, among others.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
More than 1 thousand official missions and private visits every year.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP): preventive measures meant to reduce risk to consumers.
Brazil is a country free of Avian Influenza – adopting high surveillance over this disease, which includes compartmentalization in genetics – with a high level of biosecurity in production plants following OIE criteria.
Currently, Brazil has 15 states and the Federal District free of Classical Swine Fever
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Paulo Ricardo Goes – International Sales Tel.: 55 11 3955-0543 – Ext: 100 and 55 11 99376-3338 [email protected] www.nettoalimentos.com.br
The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein – ABPA is the world’s largest animal protein association that represents the poultry and pork sectors politically and institutionally. The Association has over 140 member companies and organizations from various poultry and pork industry chain, which exports USD 8,5 billion. ABPA, in partnership with Apex-Brasil, manages four industry brands for exports: Brazilian Chicken, Brazilian Egg, Brazilian Breeders and Brazilian Pork. Through its industry brands, ABPA promotes special initiatives in target markets and highlights the competitive advantages of Brazilian poultry and pork products – such as quality, its health status and sustainability in production, fostering new business for chicken, eggs, pork meat and day old chicks and fertile eggs export chains.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. Apex-Brasil organizes several initiatives aiming to promote Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency’s efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, arrangement of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, and other select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad. Apex-Brasil also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support.