April 1, 2015


Malaysia grants access to halal chicken from JBS plant




Malaysian authorities have approved halal chicken imports from a JBS refrigeration unit, Yahoo Finance reports.


A further ten plants await approval after a recent statement from the Malaysian veterinary services opened doors to JBS's Amparo plant in Sao Paulo state.


According to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (BAPA), the approval came after years of negotiations.


"This is an achievement that internationally values the Brazilian production capacity of halal meat for the most demanding markets," said BAPA chief executive Fransciso Turra.

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