Cargill has announced it is selling its Brazilian juice operation to two Brazilian companies in separate transactions.

The operations, which include four citrus production farms, two processing plants, fruit supply agreements and related assets, have been sold to Citrosuco and Cutrale.

The restructure of operations will allow Cargill to strengthen and expand its presence in the global market for value-added juices and beverages.

Sergio Barroso, Cargill Brazil president, stated: "While this decision involves Cargill's exit from Brazilian orange producing and processing, it reinforces Cargill's focus to be aligned with, and provide innovative solutions and products to, its global customers."