We are committed to carrying out humane slaughter and stunning on 100% of the animals, regardless of their species, except those destined for specific markets with religious convictions. All raw materials of animal origin acquired for processing (broilers, pigs, lambs and fish) in the country, are guaranteed to be 100% stunned before slaughter.
Batches of animals received at Minerva units are accompanied by a Statement from the Producer and by Letters of Guarantee, confirming non-use of hormones and antibiotics, in addition to a full description of veterinary medication used on each animal, respectively. 100% of the batches must come with documentation containing specific information about the animals that will be slaughtered, such as medication administration and the non-application of some anti-parasitic drugs.
Any use of antibiotics must be registered and reported to Minerva Foods, and it is only permitted in the case of an animal health issue. Prophylactic and metaphylactic use is not recommended. Additionally, the control of chemical residues and contaminants within the industry is carried out through post-slaughter sample collections, which are sent for laboratory testing to meet the requirements of various markets and ensure a safe product.