Representatives of the USA Embassy visit Coren, as an example of quality and competitiveness of the galician agri-food sector
The Attachée of Agriculture of the
US Embassy, Rachel Bickford, was shown the production methods of the company
along with the delegate of the Galician Autonomous Government, Rogelio Martinez
and Galicia Calidade´s manager, Alfonso Cabaleiro
Attachée of Agriculture of the Embassy of the United States in Spain, Rachel
Bickford, visited the cooperative Coren in Ourense this morning, accompanied by
the Delegate of the Autonomous Government in Ourense, Rogelio Martinez, and
Galicia Calidade´s manager, Alfonso Cabaleiro, with the objective of knowing
first hand its production methods as a sign of quality and the potential of the
Galician food industry.
visit is part of a trip to Galicia made by the representative of the United
States promoted by the Department of Economy and Industry, through Galicia
Calidade, to open new business opportunities for the Galician agri-food
companies. This visit includes holding several meetings and visits to leading
companies in the sector.
Coren Group is the largest cooperative in the agri-food industry in Spain, one
of the largest domestic producers of poultry (.i.e., turkey and free-range eggs),
(fresh and cured) pork and beef. It consists of 3,200 associates and has 3,000
employees. Its turnover reached 945 million euros last year. It currently
exports more than 30% of its meat production.
company from Ourense is committed to quality and to its identification as
Galician. This is why the majority of its products have the quality seal
Galicia Calidade, among these there are free range eggs, farm chicken or the select
range of pork fed with chestnuts.
Attachée of the USA Embassy was interested in their methods of production and
control at all stages, bringing together all processes in the same cooperative,
from the beginning; the birth and rearing of animals up to stocking supermarkets
shelves or retail stores. In this regard, she stressed that “this way, the
quality of the whole process can be better controlled."
is firmly commited to innovation, which led the company to collaborate with the
Galician Agency for Innovation and the Meat Technology Center in a Joint
Innovation Unit comprising actions to mobilize 24 million euros focused on
achieving more efficient and profitable meat-producing farms, in the creation
of innovative products, higher quality and responsible waste management.