Brazil remained reliable global meat supplier amid pandemic, ABPA says

SAO PAULO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Brazilian meat lobby ABPA, which represents pork and poultry processors including JBS SA and BRF SA, said local firms remained reliable global suppliers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted production at some plants and raised costs.

ABPA President Ricardo Santin told a press conference on Wednesday that although companies performed generally well during the crisis, challenges facing them include higher grain costs and doubts related to the government's cash aid program, which help low-income Brazilians buy food during the initial months of the pandemic. (Reporting by Ana Mano Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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