Japan has honored the agreement it signed late last month with Brazilian authorities and resumed importing live poultry and meat, eggs, and poultry products after halting these purchases in June following the discovery of the first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a domestic poultry farm in the municipality of Serra, in the Metropolitan Region of Vitória, the capital of the State of Espírito Santo, Agencia Brasil reported.
Brazilian authorities have decreed a nationwide animal health emergency, it was published Tuesday in an extra issue of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette), Agencia Brasil reported. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22 which will be effective for the next 180 days.
With no new shipments since 2017, Brazilian poultry exports to the UK are set to be re-launched this year, announced Minister of Agriculture Carlos Fávaro at an agribusiness seminar in São Paulo last week.
Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture announced Wednesday that even though it poses no threat to human consumers, beef exports to China are to be halted effective Thursday after a case of the mad-cow disease has been confirmed in the State of Pará, Agencia Brasil reported.
The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Carlos Fávaro, arrived iis in Berlin to participate in the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). In his first official trip abroad as the head of the ministry, he intends to launch a concerted effort to change the image of Brazilian agribusiness and restore ties with important importers, mainly from Europe.