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1. Scandinavia/Europe

Holst Foods imports meat from across Europe. From Scandinavia we import beef, lamb, and pork. Production in Scandinavian countries has almost the same standards as Norway. Sweden and Finland have the same salmonella status as Norway, meat from Iceland, and Denmark is tested before every delivery.

From Germany we import meat and whole carcasses of beef. Deliveries from Germany are also tested for salmonella before shipping.

From one of Europe’s leading producers Boer, we import veal. Milk-fed veal is slaughtered up to 8 months of age where as grain-fed veal is slaughtered when they are between 8 to 12 months of age.

From Italy we import Parma ham and salami. We import venison from all over Europe and from Scotland we import grouse.

2. Southern Africa

Botswana and Namibia are two fantastic countries located in the southern part of Africa. Meat from these two countries is probably the most strictly controlled meat on the Norwegian market.

The meat comes from free-range animals and has a very good international reputation for its excellent quality. The use of hormones is forbidden by law and the animals spend all year outdoors grazing. Production is carried out under exceptionally strict control of all hygienic and bacteriological aspects.

All meat from Botswana and Namibia is very clearly marked with the country of origin, place of production, quality, date of slaughter and a bar code that provides information about age, gender, time of slaughter, and the original owner of the animal. Full traceability has been in practice for many years.

From Namibia and Botswana Holst Foods imports beef cuts. In addition, we import lamb cuts from Namibia. All products from Botswana and Namibia are boneless

3. South America

Argentina:Over half of the total area in the country is used for agricultural production, primarily grazing land. Animal farming is particularly predominant on the Pampas. Argentina is one of the world’s largest producers of beef. Cattle breeding is dominated by large farms. Argentina’s entire culinary culture revolves around meat. The cattle graze freely to a large degree, and live a relaxed life before they are slaughtered.

Angus and Hereford are well-known breeds largely used in Argentina. Lamb production is carried out in southern Argentina, more specifically in Patagonia.

Uruguay: Uruguay is a country of steppe landscape that is used as grazing land for the country’s vast cattle herds. Horses are used in the herding of cattle. The most common beef cattle breeds in Uruguay are Hereford, Angus and Black Angus. This is a guarantee that the meat is of an extremely high quality. From Uruguay we import beef products, but also lamb products such as tenderloin, strip loin and boneless leg of lamb. The EU approved production facilities are of a very high standard, with a strong focus on hygiene and technology.

Brazil:Brazil is the world’s largest producer of beef with around 200 million animals roaming and grazing freely over large areas. The Brazilian beef cattle breed is fast growing which means they are ready for slaughter early. The meat is of a good quality and on a par with meat from the rest of South America. All production facilities that are approved for export to the EU are of an extremely high standard. It is forbidden to use growth hormones in beef production in Brazil, as in the rest of South America. Brazil has been the largest beef exporter to Europe in the last 8 – 10 years.

4. Oceania

Argentina:Over half of the total area in the country is used for agricultural production, primarily grazing land. Animal farming is particularly predominant on the Pampas. Argentina is one of the world’s largest producers of beef. Cattle breeding is dominated by large farms. Argentina’s entire culinary culture revolves around meat. The cattle graze freely to a large degree, and live a relaxed life before they are slaughtered.

Angus and Hereford are well-known breeds largely used in Argentina. Lamb production is carried out in southern Argentina, more specifically in Patagonia.

Uruguay: Uruguay is a country of steppe landscape that is used as grazing land for the country’s vast cattle herds. Horses are used in the herding of cattle. The most common beef cattle breeds in Uruguay are Hereford, Angus and Black Angus. This is a guarantee that the meat is of an extremely high quality. From Uruguay we import beef products, but also lamb products such as tenderloin, strip loin and boneless leg of lamb. The EU approved production facilities are of a very high standard, with a strong focus on hygiene and technology.

Brazil:Brazil is the world’s largest producer of beef with around 200 million animals roaming and grazing freely over large areas. The Brazilian beef cattle breed is fast growing which means they are ready for slaughter early. The meat is of a good quality and on a par with meat from the rest of South America. All production facilities that are approved for export to the EU are of an extremely high standard. It is forbidden to use growth hormones in beef production in Brazil, as in the rest of South America. Brazil has been the largest beef exporter to Europe in the last 8 – 10 years.