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Brazil: Halal Chicken for All Markets

| 24/07/2012 | 9 Replies

BRAZIL – Brazilian Agricultural Cooperative Lar promotes halal slaughter in 100 per cent of its poultry production. Demand arose from countries in Europe and the poultry is currently sold in seven Arab countries.

Agricultural Cooperative Lar, in Medianeira, Paraná, does not have its main export market in the Middle East, however, 100 per cent of production of chicken follows halal slaughter, which means that the animals were slaughtered according to Islamic regulations.

The company slaughters 246,000 chickens a day, of which 50 per cent is exported, reports Brazil-ArabNews.

“We have had this [halal] certification for several years, when we didn’t even export to the Middle East. Due to the demand of the European countries, we sought certification. So, when we entered the Arab market, this sped things up significantly,” said Giovana Rosas, export manager at the cooperative.

Currently, Lar exports to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait and Jordan. These countries represent eight to 10 per cent of foreign sales of the cooperative, but other nations also import the halal chicken produced in Medianeira, including Germany and the Netherlands. It was these countries that generated the demand for certified chicken and, today, answer to 25 per cent of the cooperative’s foreign sales.

Japan, South Africa and other countries in Europe also buy chicken with the halal stamp. Saudi Arabia is the main client in the Middle East, buying 90% of the chicken that goes to the region.

Exports to the Arabs began three years ago. Sales to the region include chicken cuts, mainly chicken and drumstick fillets. “We participated in the Sial fair, in Paris and Germany. There, we had access to several clients who already knew our work,” said Rosas regarding the start of sales to the Middle East.

Cuts of the cooperative from Paraná are sold to distributors in the Arab countries. “We have not yet entered the retail market,” said Rosas. According to the manager, the cooperative does not forecast participation in fairs in the region. “We are expanding our productive capacity. When we increase the plant capacity, we will analyse the possibility of participating in other fairs abroad,” she said. The expansion of the cooperative’s plant should be concluded by 2013.

However, according to the manager, the cooperative is open to receive orders from new Arab clients. “As we have 100% halal slaughter, we may supply,” she said. According to Rosas, in Brazil the chicken from Lar does not have halal identification on its packages. “We target the external halal market, which understands certification as a differential,” she said.

Established in 1964, the Agricultural Cooperative Lar has 8,641 associates and over 6,000 employees. Apart from chicken, it also produces grain, preserves, sweets, eggs, coffee and other foods. In 2011, revenues totalled R$ 1.87 billion (US$ 922 million).


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Category: Brazil, Meat & Poultry, Middle East & Africa, The Americas

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  1. Amin says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are a Canadian company with Multi activities located in Montreal.

    We are interested to make a business with your company as we have a huge market of Poultry in MENA, Canada and USA.

    Please contact me at (Direct Number: 1-514-994-7270, also you can contact our Area Manager in Klama lumpur Mr. Hafiz Fauzi at (Mobile Number: 60 0178484008).

    Your feedback will be appreciated

    Warm regards

    Amin Mohammad Dannoun

  2. shahid yaqoob says:

    Dear sirs.

    can you clarify the process you use for halal slaughtering.

    thank you
    kind regards

  3. David KADOCH says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are a Hong Kong company with Multi activities located in Hong Kong .

    We are interested to make a business with your company as we have a huge market of Poultry in The Middle East
    Please contact me at we are locking for 2500 ton a month and would like to make a one year contract . The chicken must be halal 1.2-1.8 kg in 20 to 25 kg cartons
    Your company must have iso certification and halal certification
    Your feedback will be appreciated

    Warm regards

    David KADOCH

  4. Alfie Rizal Helmi says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are a Malaysian company only concentrate on distributing chicken in Malaysia.

    Due to massive demand in Malaysia, we hope that we could work together to supply your chicken in Malaysia. Please email me your full company detail at

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Alfie Rizal Helmi

  5. Yashar says:

    Assalamu aleykum va rahmatullah
    We are interested in halal chicken for export. For the production of purified bone chicken sausage.
    Quantity: 2 containers per month
    Transportation condition: DAP Baku (Azerbaijan)

    With respect and hope for fruitful cooperation
    Director VOSTOK LAMP LIMITED Yashar Dzhamaloglu
    mob. + 994559157240 (Aze), + 380 674 964 869 (Ukr.) +79295934190 (RF), + 375 292 335 725 (RB)
    skype: yashar.jamaloglu

  6. SHIJI.P.K says:

    Dear Sir,

    We introduce ourselves as Universal Group UAE and India.

    We are in need of Halal Frozen Whole Chicken to Saudi. The quantity we require is 26 Metric tonnes x 30 containers (40ft reefer) per month .Would you please quote us a fair price.

    We look forward to a long and pleasant business relationship with you for the mutual benefit. We would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience.

    Should you require any clarification please feel free to contact us . We will attend to your queries promptly.


    Universal Group UAE/India

  7. salama says:

    Dear Sir,
    You will need to approach the Brazilian chicken companies directly, not through HalalFocus. We are a news site and do not have direct links with the companies in the article.
    Thank you.

  8. Zaid Sulaiman says:

    As salaamu alaikum. Hope in Allah all is well. I’m an expat living with my family here in Brasilia. Can you please send me the list of companies in Brasilia that you supply. Will really appreciate it. JazakAllah khair.

  9. salama says:

    Thank you for contacting HalalFocus. We are a media site and unable to help you with your request. Brazil has a huge export market for their meat and poultry products. You will need to look at their Halal product ranges and request this information from them directly. This article might help you with this:

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