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Food safety group raises alarm over Brazilian meat imports

March 20, 2017
Alleging “massive corruption” in the Brazilian meat inspection system, the food safety advocacy organization Food & Water Watch is urging the Agriculture Department to reject inspection equivalency for imported meat from Brazil. Citing news accounts about “practices used by some of the largest meatpackers in Brazil,” as well as past concerns with Brazil's inspection equivalency, the group writes in a March 20 letter to USDA that it is “deeply concerned about the shoddiness of the Brazilian meat inspection system, not...

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