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About Uruguay

Uruguay is one of the largest meat producers in the world.

Their cattle are raised in the open, under natural conditions with a mild climate, fertile land and abundance of water generated in its many rivers and streams, ensuring the welfare of animals.

Almost 100 000 people share the environment with animals.

In addition to livestock producers and meat processing industry, this area of work to many people.

Uruguay is the second country in the world in beef consumption per person, with 53 kilos per person per year.

Produces about 600 000 tonnes of beef a year, 150 thousand for domestic consumption and 450 000 are going to the world.

The meat goes to over 80 countries and represents a quarter of merchandise exports from Uruguay.

To reach these objectives, our country has designed the best livestock information systems in the world: Traceability + Electronic Information System for the Meat Industry.

Investment in technology is in a very specific sense: to know more about natural cycles and learn more and more to follow building on the tools of the Information Society.

These achievements coupled with the health status achieved by Uruguay and product quality has been enhanced to Uruguayan beef in the demanding markets.


Quality Certification

Access to major markets requires a great job on security. Thus, the certification of this product ensures that the products obtained through this series of steps are under control.

In addition to the health and safety aspects, it is useful also to address specific business requirements of buyers.

The certifications began made in the final product and was so through the Uruguay Official Certification Quality Control performed by the National Meat Institute, 30 years guarantee minimum levels of market quality of meat exports.

The evolution of the requirements for certification of products began to fall back on industrialization and that’s how the final product also included the final stages of the task-conditions, cooling boning.

Finally, in recent years, the requirements in this regard in the markets and end users began to aim at primary production level, continuing the shipment, transportation, industrial stage to final product.

Implement a tracking system, both livestock and the industry, becomes an essential tool pra grant such certifications.

INAC, in fulfilling its tasks, performs a series of certifications that include:

Mandatory certification as a Certified Quality Control Officer COCC and certification of the Hilton quota that Uruguay offers to guarantee product quality at the markets.

Optional Certifications, which include those that are need for a particular market and that the Institute makes available to the exporters, is the market Meat Certification required by the Chilean government to ensure compliance with established regulations of that country.

Voluntary certifications, those that INAC, constantly in search of better opportunities pra insertion of Uruguayan beef in the world offers as a tool of differentiation.

These certifications are framed in Meat Certification Programs PPC.


History

Historically the sector has been the historical leader of the country’s exports and in this there is a solid work to reinforce this hegemony implementing projects and programs seeking to achieve certification as exigenes more international.

400 years ago, July 1608 – our territory as defined Hernandarias of great use for farming and the raising of the great goodness and quality of their land.

Since then, the origin of our livestock to today, in the flesh Paish had its main economic resource, and 400 years after the product comes with all the information that allows you to tell his own story, from field to plate.

Uruguay has the capacity and ability of all actors in the agro-industrial chain for the production of meat and an institutional framework that ensures the health of animals, meat safety and commercial quality required by buyers.

For over 30 years the country has a group tracking system and more recently with traceability mechanisms that allow tracking individual animals from its inception and until they reach refrigerator.


Forward

Quality Production

Mandatory certification as a Certified Quality Control Officer COCC and certification of the Hilton quota that Uruguay offers to guarantee product quality at the markets. Optional Certifications, which include those that are need for a particular market and that the Institute makes available to the exporters, is the market Meat Certification required by the Chilean government to ensure compliance with established regulations of that country. Voluntary certifications, those that INAC, constantly in search of better opportunities pra insertion of Uruguayan beef in the world offers as a tool of differentiation. These certifications are framed in Meat Certification Programs PPC.

Uruguayan Meat

Our meat goes to over 80 countries and represents a quarter of merchandise exports from Uruguay. To reach these objectives, our country has designed the best livestock information systems in the world: Traceability + Electronic Information System for the Meat Industry. Investment in technology is in a very specific sense: to know more about natural cycles and learn more and more to follow building on the tools of the Information Society.

- INAC

Frozen meat export.

We list steaks with its corresponding sanitary code for a quick identification.

Export of high quality steaks requires the highest levels of control and trazability.