Abrafrutas releases a sustainability certification for the Brazilian fruit growing market
The Brazilian Association of Producers and Exporters of Fruits and Derivatives (Abrafrutas) and Sbcert, a company with over 20 years experience in the market, joined forces to launch a certification. The Frutas do Brasil Certification comes to grant recognition to those companies with productions in accordance with international standards of good agricultural practices and sustainability.
The certification’s goal, exclusive to producers and exporters associated with Abrafrutas, is to assure credibility for Brazilian fruit producers, assuring the country’s production uses internationally recognized standards and promoting our fruit growers across the globe.
This i show the Frutas do Brasil Certification works: after obtaining the GLOBALG.A.P. certification, companies undergo a verification and audit, carried out remotely by Sbcert. For those who already have GLOBALG.A.P., the process provides the convenience and agility of being 100% virtual, without compromising the integrity of the certification process.
Approved companies can use the seal’s visual identity on their packaging, documents and promotional materials. This further strengthens the Brazilian fruit brand, providing greater visibility and prestige in the international market.
“Even with a short launch time, we already have 15 certified companies. This shows how our producers are interested in maintaining international standards when it comes to good practices and sustainability in the field”, says Jorge de Souza, project manager at Abrafrutas
“We expect the Frutas do Brasil Certification to become a seal of excellence recognized by international buyers and to present reliability to consumers. After all, it already represents an ongoing commitment to quality, sustainability and innovation”, he adds.
Check out the list of companies that already have the Certification below:
- Frutas BS
- Guruva Agronegócio
- CMR Brasil
- Red Lychee
- Sanjo Cooperativa Agrícola de São Joaquim
- Naohito Tsuge e Outros
- Grand Valle
- Citrus Tree
- Finobrasa Agroindustrial S.A.
- Forever 5 Comercial Importadora e Exportadora Ltda.
- Interfruit Alimentos Ltda
- MBR Comércio Exportação e Importação Ltda
- Agropecuária Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso LTDA
Are you a producer interested in the seal? Get in touch through the Abrafrutas website and find out how to obtain your Frutas do Brasil certification.
The Brazilian Association of Producers and Exporters of Fruit and Derivatives (Abrafrutas) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to represent and promote Brazilian fruit growing in the international market. Created in 2014, Abrafrutas has approximately 70 associated fruit exporters and holds approximately 85% of the total volume of fresh fruit exported by Brazil.
Sbcert is a certification body with more than 20 years of experience in the food sector. It ensures food safety by thoroughly auditing primary production, industries and retailers in accordance with global food safety protocols. Acting as a bridge between companies and consumers, Sbcert promotes transparency in certification processes, ensuring that food is produced in a safe and responsible manner, resulting in high quality products on the consumer’s table.