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About Us

Cardama has been dedicated to the production of Beef Meat and Bone Meal and Beef Tallow since February 1976.

Our company had an uninterrupted development accompanying the Uruguayan meat booming industry that is recognized worldwide for its reliable health status and traceability.

In the last decade Cardama has made a profound industrial restructuring process with significant investments in machinery that helps the continuous improvement of the products and at the same time committing with the environment.

In this sense we have obtained the ISCC Certification, one of the leading certification scheme for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions.
In the last quarter of 2014 we have launched a state-of-the-art refinery (De Smet Ballestra technology) which allows us to offer different types of tallows with higher added value.


MBM is a product obtained from the rendering process of ruminant raw material.
The product is used as a protein source for non-ruminant feed.
Tallow is the fat extracted from the animal tissue (ruminant origin) in the rendering process. The product can be used in the manufacture of foodstuffs, soap, oleochemicals and biodiesel.


  • Bleachable Fancy Tallow
  • Technical Tallow
  • Refined, Bleached and Deodorized Tallow (RBD)
  • Shortening
Is obtained from the physic and chemical refinery distillation process in which the fatty acids are separated from the tallow. This product can be used in oleochemical industries and energy sector.


Cardama S.A. is the major Uruguayan exporter of rendered products increasing export volumes year by year. Our products are marketed in several countries in four continents.

Exports are our core business and for this reason we have an experienced team in logistics and documentation in order to assure the delivery of our products in each corner of the globe.

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Perú
  • Colombia
  • Honduras
  • México
  • United States
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Central African Republic
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam


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Other forms of contact:

Cardama S.A.
Camino de los Molinos 5611
Montevideo, 12.400
Tel. +598 2222 0080


General: [email protected]
Exports: [email protected]