BRF, BemBrasil, Lacticínios Taquari, and Doces Joaninha, are the 4 companies presenting subchallenges to LAPASSION@Uberaba Teams, and under the main open challenge "Food for the Future". See their description bellow.
BRF is one of the largest food companies in the world, a global company with more than 100,000 employees. With more than 30 brands, among them the giant Sadia and Perdigão, which together started the history of BRF. If you eat products like ham in Brazil, possibly they are from Sadia or Perdigão. Other important brands are Qualy, Paty, Dánica and Perdix, among others.
Bem Brasil, a 100% Brazilian manufacturer of frozen pre-fried potatoes and dehydrated potato flakes, was founded in December 2006 in Araxá, Minas Gerais, with an initial investment of R $ 50 million. The factory now produces more than 100,000 tonnes of frozen pre-fried potato per year, and is the leading retailer of the frozen pre-fried potato segment, competing with the world's largest companies in its segment.
Laticínios Taquari is headquartered in the city of Santa Juliana, located 80 km from Uberlândia - MG, the largest wholesaler center in Brazil. The company operates in the milk catchment market in the triangle and Alto Parnaíba mineiro, with units in Santa Juliana and Perdizes. Currently Taquari capture 100 thousand liters / day. They produce various types of mozzarella and cheeses that undergo rigorous quality testing until reaching consumers.
Doces Joaninha are owned by Dona Joaninha, who started her candy production for commercialization in 1970. Her specialty are the jams, made in a 100% handmade way with lots of love and pleasure to do. Over time, its sweets became famous, and Araxá, already well known, began to have, through its jams, even more projection in the regional and national scene. Already a few years ago, it is mentioned by Guia Quatro Rodas as the best pastry shop in Araxá and the only one mentioned in the script of the Circuit of Waters.