Brazilian Plant of Fuchs Receives Halal Certification
The Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil (Fambras Halal) has issued the Halal Certification to the Brazilian arm of Fuchs, a German lubricant manufacturer. Accordingly, the plant, located in Barueri, São Paulo, is now permitted to supply food-grade lubricants to food manufacturing companies in Brazil, who export to Islamic market.
Food and beverage industry lubricants are mainly used in machinery, including compressors and bearing devices, used to process export food products such as orange juice, soy, beef and poultry, soft drinks, biscuits, breads, among others. They are also used in animal nutrition, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals products.
The Barueri plant will be the latest addition to Fuschs’ list of Halal certified facilities. The company already has four other Halal certified facilities; two in Germany and one in United States and South Africa each.
Criteria to become Halal certified include the achievement of standards in raw material procurement, storage, production facilities, and transportation.