Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Korea cancels ban on Brazilian meat

South Korea has cancelled its ban on meat from Brazil, but Hong Kong implemented a ban.

Canada has suspended imports from two packing plants.

Brazil’s meat industry is reeling after federal police charged 21 plants with bribing government officials to turn a blind eye to infractions and failures to meet quality standards.

Three plants have been shut down, including a large poultry processing plant with many export customers.

JBS owns one of the 21 plants police identified, but it was not shut down.

Thirty-three government employees have been fired.

China is one of the major customer countries that has banned meat from Brazil.

Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Tuesday that South Korea lifted its ban during a conference organized by the Council of the Americas in Brasília.