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Brazilian Firms 'Bribed Inspectors to Keep Rotten Meat in Market'

Brazilian Firms 'Bribed Inspectors to Keep Rotten Meat in Market'

3/18/2017 11:02:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, National News, International


Associated Press reports: 

Two big Brazilian meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten meat on the market, police charged on Friday in issuing dozens of arrest warrants, while a judge accused the Agriculture Ministry of betraying the country.

Part of the money allegedly paid by meatpackers JBS and BRF was channeled to two major political parties, including the one of President Michel Temer, police said after a two-year investigation.

Authorities warned that the case was a severe blow to the international image of Brazil's agribusiness sector, which officials have been counting on heavily for helping Brazil recover from its worst recession in decades.
Investigator Mauricio Moscardi Grillo said at a news conference that the two meatpackers used chemicals to improve the appearance and smell of expired meats. He said at least one executive reported that rotten meat was mixed with healthy meat to be sold to consumers.

Cheaper products like water and manioc flour were also blended with meat sold by the two companies, Grillo said, adding that three plants have been shut down.


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Source:  Associated Press


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