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In letter to Perdue, senators express concern over end to ban on Brazilian beef

February 28, 2020 at 5:01 PM
A bipartisan group of 15 senators is questioning the Agriculture Department’s decision to lift a ban on Brazilian raw beef imports, contending that “a complete verification” of Brazil’s facilities should take place. The department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in January determined Brazil had alleviated food safety concerns the agency outlined in a 2019 audit. FSIS accordingly last week lifted a ban on Brazilian raw beef imports that Perdue announced in 2017, citing public health concerns, sanitary conditions and animal...

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