A partnership to exchange statistical data will allow greater understanding of one of the major beef-consuming markets in the world
The Association of Brazilian Beef Exporters (ABIEC) and FAMBRAS Halal Certificadora signed a Cooperation Agreement to exchange information related to the Halal beef market today, October 18, 2022, at SIAL Paris.
With this partnership, the entities will start to exchange statistical data, which will allow a greater understanding of the trends in the halal market, and consequently provide greater efficiency in strategies intended to meet and expand Brazil’s share in this market. “This partnership is a relevant milestone for us not only because it will allow us to have access to safe and reliable data on this major market, but also because it will help us to make decisions and develop more assertive actions to promote halal beef that is produced in Brazil, which meets the most rigorous standards of quality, health, and respect for Muslim precepts around the world”, explains Antônio Jorge Camardelli, president of ABIEC. “With this data, we also hope to confirm Brazil’s position not only as the largest beef exporter in the world, but also as the largest exporter of halal beef”, predicts the executive.
“FAMBRAS is a pioneer in halal certifications in Brazil. We understand that our experience and knowledge must support the strengthening of the beef export sector, and this is an objective we share with ABIEC – an entity with which we have a long-standing relationship”, says Mohamed Zoghbi, president of FAMBRAS Halal. According to the executive, Sys Halal will play a crucial role in this process. It is an innovative system developed by FAMBRAS that allows the management and traceability of plants and products, and therefore provides more security and reliability throughout the certification process, serving both farmers and end consumers. “Brazil is the largest beef exporter in the world, and we believe that more than half of the beef exported is halal. In addition to producing beef following the strictest health standards and respecting socio-environmental aspects, Brazilian farmers also care about meeting the most rigorous cultural and religious standards”, says Zoghbi.
The term “halal” refers to all products that are approved for consumption by Muslims and which are produced following the precepts established by the Islamic religion. For them to be considered halal, their production process cannot include raw materials that pose a risk to the health and well-being of individuals, nor harm the environment or use inappropriate labor, among other characteristics. “It’s a way of life that has aroused the interest not only of the 1.9 billion Muslims all over the world, but of all those who care about what they consume in every way”, says Zoghbi.
About ABIEC – www.abiec.com.br
Founded in 1979, the Association of Brazilian Beef Exporters (ABIEC) brings together 39 companies in the Brazilian beef industry which are responsible for 97% of beef sold to international markets. Its creation was a response to the need for a more active role in the beef export segment in Brazil based on advocating for the interests of the industry, expanding efforts to reduce trade barriers, and promoting national products. Currently, Brazil produces around 10 million tons of beef, and approximately 26.1% of them are traded to dozens of countries around the world, following the most rigorous quality standards. In the last decade, the country had a recorded growth of 135% in the value of its exports.
About FAMBRAS Halal
FAMBRAS is the first Halal certification institution in Brazil and has operated since 1979. The certifying entity is a market leader that carries out audits, slaughter, inspection, supervision of products and implementation of the Halal Quality Assurance System, working with industries and slaughterhouses interested in selling their products mainly to Islamic countries.
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