The Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (Abiove) released a statement on Monday 23 in which it informs that its member factories continue to function normally in order to guarantee food and energy security for the population amid the advancement of the coronavirus pandemic in the world. Exports of soybeans, corn and soybean meal also remain unchanged. The entity declares that the industries in the segment are distributed in 40 Brazilian municipalities and employ, within the factories, 17 thousand people, and working to protect them and avoid contagion is a priority at this time. “For this, companies are adopting even stricter hygiene and health protocols to mitigate the risks of contagion”, highlights the note. The functioning of the units that produce protein bran for the meat market, vegetable oil for human consumption and biodiesel, as well as the integrated logistics system of the factories and the document issuing services, is fundamental and indispensable to guarantee the supply of the Brazilian population. and the flow of exports that guarantee global food security, says Abiove. Abiove also says that its associates continue to monitor the health scenario and protocols in the country and the world to adopt additional control and safety actions, whenever necessary.
Source: Universo Agro/DATAGRO