June 27, 2008


Sadia builds new pork plant in Brazil's Santa Catarina for export markets  


Brazilian food company Sadia said it intends to open a pork processing plant in the south Brazilian state of Santa Catarina by 2010.


The BRL 650 million (US$406.2 million) facility will be Sadia's third facility in the state. Sadia signed a letter of intent with the government of Santa Catarina on Thursday (June 26, 2008) to build the meat processing plant.


Sadia said 90 percent of the pork produced at the facility will be for export markets.


The unit will be located in the city of Mafra, close to the Itajai, San Francisco and Paranagua ports. Santa Catarina is Brazil's No. 1 pork-exporting state, though Brazil is not a major exporter of the meat.