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Brazil downplays latest chapter of the “Weak Flesh” investigation

Friday, March 9th 2018 - 09:48 UTC
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Minister Maggi told reporters the latest phase deals with events in 2014 and 2015. There have been no new accusations since then, he said. Minister Maggi told reporters the latest phase deals with events in 2014 and 2015. There have been no new accusations since then, he said.
On Monday, the ministry suspended operations at four BRF plants. Maggi siaid it was part of the plan to overhaul and modernize the Brazil food safety system On Monday, the ministry suspended operations at four BRF plants. Maggi siaid it was part of the plan to overhaul and modernize the Brazil food safety system

Brazil does not face any risks of countries instituting new bans on Brazilian meat imports after the latest phase of the “Weak Flesh” investigation into companies accused of committing fraud to avoid safety checks, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday.

Federal police announced a new phase of the probe this week, issuing dozens of arrest and seizure warrants, and arrested the former chief executive officer of top chicken exporter BRF SA.

Maggi told reporters the latest phase deals with events in 2014 and 2015. There have been no new accusations since then.

“These are things of the past and we want to clearly separate the past from the present and defend the Ministry’s point of view that we are doing things correctly and transparently,” he said.

The ministry sent information clarifying the nature of the new accusations to trade partners and instituting certain “self embargos” as precautionary measures, he said.

On Monday, the ministry suspended operations at four BRF plants.

Among plans to continue overhauling and modernizing the Brazil food safety system, the country is carrying out a plan to centralize inspections of slaughterhouses, Maggi said.

Brazil will be divided into ten regions with slaughterhouses in each region under the authority of an agent from the federal Animal Surveillance and Inspection Services, he said.

Categories: Agriculture, Politics, Brazil.

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  • :o))

    But EXACTLY, What's wrong with the “Weak Flesh”?

    After all, the People [not just the Brazilians] have already been eating it - ENJOYING eating the weak flesh - for YEARS! Will they REALLY STOP eating it, just because “the cat” [cat/dog-meat & the other rotten stuff] “is out of the bag”?

    Mar 11th, 2018 - 10:09 am 0
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