First shipment of pork meat to China from Brazilian company Aurora Alimentos begins Friday

7 February 2012

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 7 Feb – The first shipment of Brazilian pork that Coopercentral Aurora (Aurora Alimentos), from the state of Santa Catarina, will export to China will be loaded on 8 and 9 February at the port of Itajaí, according to the chairman of Aurora Alimentos, Mário Lanznaster.

According to the Brazilian pres, the chairman of the cooperative also said that the first shipment was made up of 120 tons of meat in five containers headed for the ports of Shanghai and Yantian.

China, which used only to receive Brazilian meat exported via Hong Kong, as of 2009 started to but buy chicken meat directly from Brazil and in April 2011, it signed an agreement with the Brazilian government directly to import Brazilian pork.

In order to meet China’s strict requirements, Coopecentral Aurora set up a special structure that, for example, makes it possible to track each animal from where it was born right up to the date and location of its slaughter.

Mário Lanznaster said that the selected animals were taken to the Chapecó industrial unit, where, since 9 January, every two weeks they carry out the so-called “segregated slaughter” of around 4,600 pigs which provide 200 tons of products exclusively for the Chinese market. (macauhub)