Brazil's BRF says Saudi rules on chicken shelf-life could affect sales

The proposed restrictions would cut the shelf-life of frozen chicken to 3 months from a previous limit of one year

  
A vendor sorts chickens according to their sizes at a wholesale chicken market in Kolkata, India, March 27, 2017.

A vendor sorts chickens according to their sizes at a wholesale chicken market in Kolkata, India, March 27, 2017.

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SAO PAULO- Brazil's BRF SA is worried that Saudi Arabia's proposed reduction of chicken products' shelf-life could affect its sales in that market in the short term, CEO Lorival Luz said during an earnings call on Thursday.

The proposed restrictions, communicated by the Saudis to the World Trade Organization (WTO), would cut the shelf-life of frozen chicken to 3 months from a previous limit of one year, potentially disrupting BRF's export business, the executive said. 

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