Quality Certifications

Marfrig Global Foods units are certified in four standards that make up the company's Integrated Management System: ISO 14000, ISO 22000, AS 8000 and OHSAS 18000. Implementation of this system is aimed at identifying opportunities to improve processes in order to achieve customer and employee satisfaction, in addition to facilitating international exchanges of goods or supplies, through adoption of common standards at organizations in different countries.

Compliance with the standards guarantees that all of the company's processes are in line with international occupational safety, environmental, social responsibility, quality and food safety guidelines.

Meat production is monitored at every stage by a Quality Assurance team, which audits and certifies manufacturing procedures and practices, while also identifying, monitoring and preventing risks. Factories are also certified by national and international food safety, environmental management, quality management and occupational health management and occupational safety standards:

Certification Description Units certified
NAMI International animal welfare standards based on the guidelines of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). 18
McDonald's Code of Conduct (SWA) Private protocol of social responsibility for suppliers of raw materials and beef patties plants. 18
McDonald’s Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS) Private quality protocol for beef patties plants. 5
McDonald’s Global BSE Firewalls Private quality protocol for suppliers of raw materials. 13
McDonald’s AHW Beef Slaughter Private animal welfare protocol for suppliers of raw materials. 13
ISO 22000 Standard prepared by the International Organization for Standards addressing food safety.  1
ISO 17025 Accreditation for laboratories. 3
ISO 14001 Attests to environmental responsibility and compliance with the environmental laws and regulations. 9
OHSAS 18001 Reflects the concern and care adopted to ensure the physical integrity of employees, as well as a firm commitment to occupational health, hygiene and safety. 9
SA 8000 Standard based on the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) with regard to human rights in labor relations. 2
Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM Guarantee of the adoption of environmental, social and economic sustainability practices in agricultural and forest processes. 4
Burger King Global Supplier Private protocol for supplying raw materials to Burger King. 15
British Retail Consortium (BRC) BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. 22
HACCP Hazard analysis and critical control points. 15
IFS International Food Standard 3
Tacuarembó Angus Beef & Tacuarembó Premium Angus Beef Private protocol of MARFRIG. 4
Viva Grass Fed Beef (USDA) Private protocol of MARFRIG. 6
High Quality Beef Quota (EU) Protocol for supplying beef to the European Union. 9
Halal Certified Beef Plants authorized to produce beef with a Halal religious ritual. 13
COSTCO Code of Conduct Private protocol related to the Code of Conduct and CSR for supplying food to COSTCO. 7
SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) Compliance with the 4 pillars of Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit, ETI Code of Conduct. 14
ICS social responsibility protocol A Social Clause Initiative (ICS - "Initiative Clause Sociale") based on the ILO (International Labour Organization) standards and inspired by the standard SA 8000. 1
Laboratory Official Approval DILAVE Accreditation for laboratories. 4
Angus Certification Compliance with the standard of the Angus breed.  1
Certified Organic Beef (USDA/EU/Canada) USDA National Organic Program Standards. 4
Kosher Certified Beef Plants authorized to produce beef with a Kosher religious ritual. 1