No rot­ten meat from Brazil?

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Brazil’s As­so­ci­a­tion of An­i­mal Pro­tein (ABPA) has la­belled as “false” the scan­dal sur­round­ing the sale and ex­port of tainted or ‘rot­ten’ meat fol­low­ing govern­ment ac­tion that saw 33 govern­ment of­fi­cials fired and three abat­toirs closed.

Meat in­dus­try stakeholders in Brazil have long claimed that the meat be­ing sold was not ‘rot­ten’, but may have been past its sell-by date.

Although he did not present a shred of ev­i­dence to back up his de­nials, ABPA pres­i­dent Fran­sisco Turra said sev­eral analy­ses of Brazil­ian meat have shown that meat des­tined for ex­port was not ‘rot­ten’, although he ad­mit­ted that “some mis­takes” were made by com­pa­nies that did not fol­low “best prac­tice”.

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