Cargill has inaugurated a processing plant in Nicaragua that will have the capacity to sacrifice up to 14,000 birds per hour, and it required a US$45 million investment.
The new plant, where cuts of whole chicken will be automated, will provide greater capacity for freezing and in line packaging.
Regarding the new plant, the president of Cargill Proteína Latinoamerica, Xavier Vargas, explained to Elnuevodiario.com that ” … ‘This investment allows us to apply to be certified to export, for which there is a requirement to have a national system of sanitary surveillance and strengthened safety measures with our commercial partners.'”
The article reports that ” … In the last three years, Cargill’s investments in Nicaragua have amounted to more than US$100 million. With this investment, the company is generating almost 3,000 direct and 18,000 indirect jobs.”
Source (in Spanish): El Nuevo Diario