Tests will assist the municipality in identifying and controlling cases
BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, donated 500 rapid tests for Covid-19 to the municipality of Rio Verde (GO), last Tuesday, 26. The kits were delivered to the City Hall and will be used by the Center for Emergency Health Operations (COES) for testing of medical professionals working in the fight against Coronavirus in the city. The company has previously donated food to hospitals and institutions in Rio Verde.
The action is part of the BRL 50 million announced by BRF in April in donations in food, medical supplies and support for research and social development funds, to contribute to efforts to combat the effects of the pandemic. The initiative, coordinated with the BRF Institute, reaches hospitals, social assistance organizations and health professionals in the states and municipalities in which the company operates.
In all, in hospitals alone, including field hospitals, donations should favor more than 15,000 people/day, through more than 2.5 million meals. As a global company, the Company extends this initiative to countries where it has production units, such as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
The world's largest global poultry exporter, BRF is present in about 140 countries and owns iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a living, long and complex chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the countryside to the table Based on fundamental commitments to safety, quality and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 90,000 employees worldwide, more than 250,000 clients, approximately 11,000 member producers in Brazil, all of its shareholders, and for society.
BRF has 34 industrial complexes in Brazil in 10 states, in addition to 5 other factories outside the country. It has around 14,000 drivers and 45 distribution centers that ensure that food reaches its more than 250,000 clients and millions of consumers.