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One New Plant Approved to Export Beef and Mutton Products to China

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From Nov.1, 2022 Uruguayan meat producer Frigorifico La Trinidad (OFERAN SA) (Plant Number: 91) has been approved to export beef and lamb products to China, which can be searched in GACC official system.

 

According to MGAP, GACC has informed that, after the technical work and authorization under current protocol between China and Uruguay, starting from Nov.1, 2022 Uruguayan meat producer Frigorifico La Trinidad (OFERAN SA) (Plant Number: 91) has been approved to export beef and lamb products to China, which can be searched in GACC official system.

 

The plant is located in the city of Trinidad in the province of Flores, slaughters and produces beef, lamb and rabbit products with about 100 employees, according to Frigorifico La Trinidad (OFERAN SA) official website. As early as 2000, the factory started to slaughter cattle and sheep for its domestic market in Uruguay. Currently, it can export relevant meat products to Brazil, the European Union, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and other markets.

 

To reach out the international market, the plant underwent several renovations and upgrades in 2016, such as a new slaughtering room and offal processing room, and built with new slaughtering equipment and infrastructure, in addition to adding a new cold storage.

 

This plant can slaughter 200-300 heads live cattle each week. It can be seen from data that the annual slaughter capacity of live cattle has shown a slight downward trend in recent years.

 

It slaughtered around 17,000 heads live cattle in 2018, which has since declined each year to 13,000 in 2012. In the first eight months of this year 2022, it slaughtered 8,545 live cattle, a slight decline of 6 % from the same period last year. At present, a total of 25 Uruguayan plants have been approved to export beef to China, and all are in normal status.