Asian countries impose restrictions on Brazilian meat products


China, the EU and Chile have announced restrictions on Brazilian meat products, while the European Union said it would stop buying from companies implicated in the rotten meat scandal. South Korea however, canceled its suspension of meat imports from Brazil, while Hong Kong was added to the list of countries temporarily banning Brazilian product This follows evidence discovered last Friday that some Brazilian meat-packers had been selling rotten and substandard produce for several years.

The meat industry plays an important part in the Brazilian economy, with exports worth more than USD 12 billion a year. Meanwhile, Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said the Island Republic does not import meat from any of the processing plants involved in the meat scandal in Brazil. In a statement issued to the media, AVA added that it has stepped up surveillance of imported meat and meat products from Brazil and that it is 'monitoring the situation closely'.


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