BRAZIL – Talks to reopen market assess for Brazilian beef into the Japanese market advanced another step this week, with inspections now scheduled for August.
Japan’s government said on Monday officials will inspect laboratories, slaughterhouses and farms in order to satisfy food safety precautions.
Japan blocked Brazilian beef when an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was discovered in a cow in December 2012.
Brazilian agriculture minister, Katia, Abreu, said she was optimistic that Japanese worries will be eased and trade will resume.
She said Brazil will “have no problem” in the technical or scientific areas.
She added: “We have recognition of the World Organisation for Animal Health which affirms the quality of Brazilian beef. Japan has a great relationship with Brazil.”
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