World’s Seventh Largest Food Company Joins FIA


FIA is very pleased to welcome BRF, one of the world’s largest food companies, to its growing network of responsible food businesses.

BRF is the world’s seventh largest food company in market value, one of the main exporters of animal protein, responsible for 9% of all global exports and with food products that reach 110 countries over five continents. BRF’s portfolio includes over two thousand products with new releases being continually developed at BRF’s Innovation Center. Today, BRF has more than 100,000 employees in 47 factories spread throughout Brazil, as well as eleven industrial units in operation abroad.

FIA is pleased to welcome a company that shares common values with FIA on issues relating to food safety, regional development, and the responsible promotion of balanced diets and lifestyles. For BRF, living a healthy life means making good choices, eating a little of everything, with moderation and balance. In this regard, BRF invests in strict quality and food security programs that foster innovation in their products and services, thus demonstrating the importance of nutritional quality to the company, on a global scale.

On taking his place on the prestigious FIA Coordinating Council, Simon Cheng, Managing Director of BRF Asia said, “I am delighted to join this impressive group of business leaders as together we address some of the non-competitive issues that are unique to our industry. Asia is a complex and exciting region and includes some of our most diverse and fastest-growing markets in the world. We are excited by the opportunity to contribute to the region’s socio-economic development.”

FIA Executive Director, Bev Postma, said “We are delighted to welcome one of the world’s largest food companies to our growing network. I am confident that the team at BRF will bring valuable expertise and knowledge to the FIA Council and Committees and enhance the industry’s collective efforts in improving nutrition, food safety and harmonised food standards for the benefit of all businesses and consumers in Asia.”

For more information on joining FIA, please visit our Members Page or contact the FIA Secretariat.


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