Suspect Brazilian Beef May Have Been Sold in UK

EU - Meat from foot-and-mouth infected areas of Brazil could have been sold in British supermarkets last year, according to an EU report.
calendar icon 23 April 2008
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The EU Food and Veterinary Office found “systematic failures” in the Brazilian beef industry during an inspection by EU experts last November.

These included breakdowns in holding registration, animal identification and movement controls, and no guarantee that animals from areas of the country where foot-and-mouth disease is rampant were excluded from export to the EU.

NFU Cymru livestock board chairman Ed Rees said the inspection report, published last week, justified the union’s call for the ban on Brazilian beef exports to the EU – and showed that one should have been introduced earlier.

Source: icWales
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