Rica Foods, Inc (Amex: RCF) announced today that it is positioning itself to acquire a poultry operator in Brazil. RCF has taken definitive steps towards the acquisition of a majority stake in Core Etuba, SRL, a fully integrated poultry company located in Curitiba, Brazil. ''This acquisition represents one of the most important strategic and corporate initiatives of our company this year,'' said Mr. Calixto Chaves, Rica Foods' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.