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Brazil food processor BRF starts operations in plant in Saudi Arabia

FILE PHOTO: Meatpacking company BRF SA's logo, which is one of the biggest food companies in the world, is pictured in Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

(Reuters) - Brazil food processor BRF on Thursday said it started operations at its plant in Saudi Arabia, an important market for the company in the Middle East.

The company said it invested $18 million in a plant in the city of Dammam with a goal to raise processing capacity to 1,200 tonnes per month.

Reporting by Nayara Figueiredo; Writing by Carolina Pulice; Editing by Mark Porter

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