CULIACAN, MEXICO — Jesús Vizcarra Calderón, president and chief executive officer of SuKarne, welcomed a delegation to the company’s facility on Feb. 21 led by Julie Anna Potts, president and CEO of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

The group tour included SuKarne’s Lucero cattle feeding and beef processing facility and several clinics operated by a non-profit healthcare organization founded in 2003 by Vizcarra.

“SuKarne is proud to share with our valued partners from the Meat Institute our unique operations and commitment to social responsibility, which we believe can inspire progress across the meat sector in North America and globally,” Vizcarra said. “Within and beyond our business, we are committed to continue making high-quality protein accessible to more families around the world than ever and to do so while supporting the highest quality of life for our employees, our agricultural partners, and the communities we all call home.”

SuKarne has worked with Meat Institute since 2013, including on the new Food Security Committee that started and 2021 and joined the Protein PACT for the People, Animals & Climate of Tomorrow in 2022.

“The Meat Institute is proud to count SuKarne as a member and to celebrate the company’s leadership not only in producing the highest-quality food but also in supporting community wellbeing and health through its establishment of Salud Digna,” Potts said. “Achievements like SuKarne’s are at the heart of the Meat Institute’s continuous improvement goals, and we applaud SuKarne for committing to the Protein PACT – our first-ever sector-wide effort to collect data and transparently report on continuous improvement across the value chain.”

The beef-focused company exported 110,000 tonnes of beef to the United States in 2022. The SuKarne facilities are audited by the US Department of Agriculture and certified to meet US food safety standards as well as standards set by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

SuKarne also falls under Mexico’s Federally Inspected Type (TIF) quality mark, which adheres to international standards for safety and quality set by the World Organization for Animal Health and the international food safety standard-setting body (Codex).

MEAT+POULTRY visited SuKarne in 2019 and toured the facility. Read the full feature here.