Minerva Foods, the leading beef exporter in South America, has announced that its Mirassol D’Oeste unit in Mato Grosso, Brazil, has been authorized to export fresh beef to the United States. With this approval, the company now has eight units authorized to sell products in the American market.
According to a statement released by the company, the unit underwent an audit by the Ministry of Agriculture, which assessed compliance with the requirements established by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for ensuring the safety of meat and egg products sold in the country. From now on, the fresh cuts produced at the Mirassol D’Oeste unit will be able to be shipped to the United States.
In addition to the Mirassol D’Oeste unit in Mato Grosso, the following plants are authorized to export fresh beef to the USA: Araguaína (TO), Janaúba (MG), José Bonifácio (SP), Paranatinga (MT), and Palmeiras de Goiás (GO). The Barretos unit in São Paulo is also authorized to export canned meat, and the company has a processed division that offers cooked and frozen products.
In addition to its operations in Brazil, Minerva Foods has a presence in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, and Colombia, and it operates specialized sheep plants in Australia. The company runs 32 industrial units, has 12 international offices, and operates 14 distribution centers.
By Clarice Couto
Translated from: Broadcast Agro