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15/07/2020 17h12

BRF INITIATES PPE DISTRIBUTION AND TESTING PLAN FOR COVID-19 IN 15 STATES

Action will bring medical supplies to municipalities to assist in combating the effects of the pandemic

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BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, has started yet another front to assist society in combating the effects of Coronavirus, with the PPE Distribution Plan. The action aims to distribute about 1.3 million PPE and 35,000 rapid tests for Covid-19 to the Health Secretariats and hospitals of 15 Brazilian states, prioritizing the municipalities where the company has operations.

“The lack of protective equipment for health teams and tests for Covid-19 is still a challenge encountered by many Brazilian municipalities. By identifying this bottleneck, we have developed a national plan to enable these inputs to reach professionals who are working on the front line in combating the pandemic,” highlights Alessandro Bonorino, BRF's Global VP of Human Resources, IT and Shared Services.

Among the items that will be made available to hospitals, departments and institutions are disposable clothing, surgical and fabric masks, face shields, alcohol gel, rapid tests and other inputs. 

The action is part of the BRL 50 million announced in April by BRF 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 includes hospitals, social and professional assistance organizations and health and care agencies in the states and municipalities in which the company operates.

About BRF

The world's largest global chicken exporter, BRF has 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 the communities in which it operates, its employees and members, shareholders and society.