Brazil Meat Exports Plunged 99.9% This Week

March 22, 2017 02:32 PM

The so-called Weak Flesh probe launched Friday by Brazilian police into the alleged bribing of federal inspection agents to clear the sale and export adulterated meat has taken a toll on the world’s largest exporter of beef and chicken.

As companies and the government scramble to contain the damage, several top foreign buyers announced suspensions and increased inspections. Exports plunged to just $74,000 on Tuesday, compared with the daily average of $63 million, according to Brazil’s Trade Ministry, a drop of 99.9 percent.

Here’s a list of the countries that have announced restrictions on Brazilian meat:

ASIA China Suspended beef and chicken imports
Hong Kong Suspended frozen and chilled meat imports
Macau Suspended frozen meat imports, according to Xinhua News Agency
Saudi Arabia Increased inspections
Qatar Ordered ports to hold products until samples taken and analyzed
South Korea Temporarily suspended distribution, which has since been resumed
Japan  Suspended imports from 21 plants involved
AMERICAS Chile Temporarily banned imports
Argentina Increased sanitary controls
Uruguay Suspended imports from plants involved
Mexico Suspended livestock imports
U.S. Delisted one plant
Jamaica Suspended imports, according to Folha de S. Paulo newspaper
EUROPE EU Suspended meat, chicken imports from plants involved 
U.K. Increased border checks
AFRICA Egypt Increased inspection rules, temporarily suspended permits on new imports
  South Africa Suspended meat imports from some companies


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Western, NE
3/22/2017 03:54 PM

  Anybody just read this stuff??? I'm busy but this evening I'm going to make a few points on the crazy stuff I just read and how it effects us the US farm and ranch people.

Western, NE
3/22/2017 10:28 PM

  Country of origin labeling was just repealed and now I'm wondering were the beef came from the people in town are eating they bought at Walmart. They are our friends, family and neighbors and I'm guessing they deserve better. I've read endless articles about how I need to choose injection sites wisely, follow withdraw recommendation correctly and make sure the genetics I have built my herd on were the best so the consumer doesn't have a bad experience at the dinner table..... COOL was a half hearted attempt to let our customer know were the center of their plate came from. Example: Product of US, CANADA and Mexico label on you packaged meat at the grocery store. Now there was protest from Canada and Mexico about COOL in regards to the NAFTA. Who lobbied to change the law that had been in place since 2009 and why all the sudden we move to accommodate them? Looks like the work of a few lobbyist!!! Name one packer who would love to import meat into the USA from Brazil. A hint: Brazilian owned packer, largest processor in the US and world. The other lobbyist sound pretty ranchy like a bunch of good ol boys that just came to the coffee shop after checking cows..... NCBA National Cattleman's Beef Association. I don't know a rancher in my end of the state who who pull them out of a ditch for $500. Brazilian beef has just began coming into this country recently. Even with the risk of spreading hoof and mouth. Do you suppose JBS had something to do with that. Now look at what China and Mexico have done to protect their people amid this scandal. They suspended all livestock imports. The US delisted one plant. Who's got a more stringent program to protect their citizens? China pulled the Brazilian product from the meat counter. I guess if we can't tell where it came from because we don't label anymore we'll have a hell of a time pulling spoiled Brazilian meat off the rack. Thanks USDA, NCBA and JBS!!! Why are you broke my fellow farmer and rancher?


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