Brazil’s Rotten Meat Scandal Threatens Billions in Annual Exports

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Source:, 20 March 2017

“Trying to disprove allegations that bribed inspectors had allowed the sale and export of rotten meat, Brazilian President Michel Temer invited on Sunday ambassadors of 19 countries for a dinner at a steakhouse.

Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of red meat, and much of the meat produced by these companies is exported to Europe, China and the US.

The scandal threatens Brazil’s US$ 12 billion in annual exports. It prompted China to suspend imports from Brazil and the European Union and the U.S. to seek explanations.

Some of the tainted meat was allegedly fed to schoolchildren in Brazil and sold to major retail chains like Wal-Mart.

Federal police suspended 33 government officials, closed three meat processing plants and are investigating 21 more.”

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