Cargill invests US$40mln in chicken facility in Russia
Cargill invests US$40 million in a new chicken processing facility at its complex in Efremov, Russia. The facility will predominantly supply McDonald’s in Russia.
The facility has the capacity to produce 18,000 metric tonnes per year of further processing chicken. Cargill has also started to develop local supply partnerships with Russian poultry rearers to ensure the locally sourced chicken meets the quality, food safety and welfare requirements.
According to Irina Korshunova, Supply Chain and QA Director East Division & Russia at McDonalds, “We are pleased that Cargill, as one of the global food industry leaders, is producing chicken products for the consumers of McDonald’s products in Russia. From the time we decided to enter the Russian market, we started developing a local producers' network with Cargill. We are confident that the successful partnership between McDonald’s and Cargill will continue to thrive with poultry production in Russia.”
Cargill began its activities in Russia in 1991. With nearly US$900 million invested in the Russian agricultural and food processing sectors, Cargill is one of the leading foreign investors in Russia. The Efremov complex is 300 kilometres south of Moscow. And its operations include corn and wheat sweeteners plant; a vegetable oil refinery and bottling facility; a malt plant and an animal feed mill.
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