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Brazilian Fresh Beef Ban

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:10 am
by Traveler
http://news.trust.org/item/20170622222428-a4xs0

CHICAGO, June 22 (Reuters) - The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

The USDA had "recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market," after increasing tests on Brazilian beef in March, according to a statement.

The agency raised scrutiny on Brazilian beef and ready-to-eat products as a precaution following an investigation into corruption involving Brazil's health inspectors that targeted meat companies JBS SA and BRF SA.

Re: Brazilian Fresh Beef Ban

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:28 am
by redrobin
Golly, who'd a thunk it

Re: Brazilian Fresh Beef Ban

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:08 pm
by Traveler
I find it increasingly hard to believe that people don't care what country their food comes from. When the ban is lifted, which it almost certainly will be, products need to be identified as to origin.

Re: Brazilian Fresh Beef Ban

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:25 pm
by Ned Jr.
Has the US only been importing "fresh beef" from Brazil and not frozen?