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BRF execs barred from returning to Brazil’s top chicken exporter
BRASILIA: Executives of major food processor BRF SA who were released by police last week will not be able to return to their posts at the company, the world’s largest poultry exporter, Brazil’s public prosecutor’s office said on Saturday.
A Brazilian judge ordered their suspension from their activities in the company to avoid the risk of them interfering with an ongoing investigation that they engaged in fraud to evade food safety inspections. They were ordered to stay away from the company and any establishments BRF dealt with, including labs.
Police arrested former BRF chief executive officer Pedro Faria, the company’s former vice president Helio dos Santos and other executives on Monday on charges that they knew the company engaged in fraud to evade food safety inspections. — Reuters