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Rancho San Andres creates the first TIF abattoir for ostrich meat in Latin America

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The company Rancho San Andres worked for four years to create a specialized abattoir for the management of ostrich meat in order to get certified as Federal Inspection Type (TIF), a goal that it recently accomplished becoming the first company in Latin America to have an establishment of this type.

Located in the State of Mexico, Rancho San Andrés produces a thousand of ostriches for slaughter annually, generating 35 tons of meat, of which 80% sold through supermarket chains, and 20% by dealers, all under the brand Delitruz.

For the brothers Sergio and Ricardo Guzmán, the company founders, it was clear that they needed to create from scratch an abattoir in order to obtain the TIF certification, because "without certification we could only serve the local market, and now we can take our product to distribution centers nationwide," said Sergio Guzmán, Executive Director of the company.

The TIF certification means that an abattoir receives permanent health inspection to ensure food safety. According to SAGARPA, these establishments "are designed to obtain optimal hygiene products sanitary quality with international recognition, since they have inspection systems and high level controls that promote the reduction of pollution risks."

Therefore, the TIF certification opens to Rancho San Andrés the opportunity to bring their products to the entire country and beyond. "Before, we could only meet 20% of domestic demand, as currently our trading volume is a ton and can reach up to four, but the national demand is 10 tons per month," says the entrepreneur.

While this certification can be seen as the achievement of a company, the Guzman brothers consider it a breakthrough for the industry. "This certification will detonate livestock production nationally because there were many people who wanted to invest in this production system, but could not do it because there were no buyers, and there were not because there was no certification process," Guzman said.

As if that were not enough, also the international market is presented as a great opportunity, because ostrich meat is sold increasingly due to its low in calories, cholesterol and fat, and high in iron and protein, according the Mexican Council for the Promotion of ostrich meat.

"Internationally it opens up a whole range of possibilities of marketing because with the TIF certification we are able to meet the requirements of almost any country, and that opens a huge market worldwide that is demanding several thousand tons of ostrich meat", says the entrepreneur.

Rancho San Andrés began working with the FUMEC's business support programs in 2011; since then, it has received consulting by the Foundation to improve their production processes, to train their staff on safety issues and to get the TIF certification.

The company Rancho San Andres worked for four years to create a specialized abattoir for the management of ostrich meat in order to get certified as Federal Inspection Type (TIF), a goal that it recently accomplished becoming the first company in Latin America to have an establishment of this type.

 

Located in the State of Mexico, Rancho San Andrés produces a thousand of ostriches for slaughter annually, generating 35 tons of meat, of which 80% sold through supermarket chains, and 20% by dealers, all under the brand Delitruz.

 

For the brothers Sergio and Ricardo Guzmán, the company founders, it was clear that they needed to create from scratch an abattoir in order to obtain the TIF certification, because "without certification we could only serve the local market, and now we can take our product to distribution centers nationwide," said Sergio Guzmán, Executive Director of the company.

 

The TIF certification means that an abattoir receives permanent health inspection to ensure food safety. According to SAGARPA, these establishments "are designed to obtain optimal hygiene products sanitary quality with international recognition, since they have inspection systems and high level controls that promote the reduction of pollution risks."

 

Therefore, the TIF certification opens to Rancho San Andrés the opportunity to bring their products to the entire country and beyond. "Before, we could only meet 20% of domestic demand, as currently our trading volume is a ton and can reach up to four, but the national demand is 10 tons per month," says the entrepreneur.

 

While this certification can be seen as the achievement of a company, the Guzman brothers consider it a breakthrough for the industry. "This certification will detonate livestock production nationally because there were many people who wanted to invest in this production system, but could not do it because there were no buyers, and there were not because there was no certification process," Guzman said.

 

As if that were not enough, also the international market is presented as a great opportunity, because ostrich meat is sold increasingly due to its low in calories, cholesterol and fat, and high in iron and protein, according the Mexican Council for the Promotion of ostrich meat.

 

"Internationally it opens up a whole range of possibilities of marketing because with the TIF certification we are able to meet the requirements of almost any country, and that opens a huge market worldwide that is demanding several thousand tons of ostrich meat", says the entrepreneur.

 

Rancho San Andrés began working with the FUMEC's business support programs in 2011; since then, it has received consulting by the Foundation to improve their production processes, to train their staff on safety issues and to get the TIF certification.