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Another blow to the image of Brazilian beef

Another blow to the image of Brazilian beef

Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry has suspended beef exports to China after detecting a case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), in Mato Grosso. The suspension is temporary and follows procedure foreseen in a 2015 sanitary accord between Brazil and China. The Brazilian government said the animal was 17 years old, had already been slaughtered, and products obtained from it were taken from the human food chain to “no risk to humans.”

While considered atypical and not enough to change Brazil’s status as an area of “insignificant”...

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