Cargill has opened a $40 mill. chicken processing plant at its Efremov, Russia-based complex near Moscow. The facility will supply McDonald's restaurants in Russia with Chicken McNuggets and other chicken products.
In addition, Cargill is developing local supply partnerships with Russian poultry farmers.
With more than 140 employees, the new facility has the capacity to produce 18,000 t per year of further processed chicken products. Cargill's operations in Efremov also include a corn and wheat sweeteners facility, a vegetable oil refinery and bottle plant, a malt plant and an animal feed mill.