Skip to comments.U.S. Bans Imports of Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns
Posted on 06/24/2017 8:39:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from the South American country on Thursday after inspections uncovered public health concerns, unsanitary conditions and animal health issues.
The agency said the ban will remain in place until Brazil "takes corrective action."
Brazil is the fifth biggest supplier of beef to the U.S., ranking behind only Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. It has sent nearly 50 million pounds of beef to the U.S. so far this year.
"Although international trade is an important part of what we do at USDA, and Brazil has long been one of our partners, my first priority is to protect American consumers," Sonny Perdue, the secretary of agriculture, said in a statement.
The agency said it has been inspecting all meet imports from Brazil since March, and had refused entry to 11% of fresh beef products. It said that figure is "substantially higher" than the rejection rate from the rest of the world, which is around 1%.
The Brazilian Association of Beef Industry said in a statement that "corrective actions to adapt production processes are already being taken."
The U.S. is the ninth biggest market for Brazilian beef exporters.
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Brazilian beef is easy to spot.
You can see where the jockey was hitting it.
I hope this doesn’t run up the price for a can of corned beef. It’s already sky high.
Good and after the ban is lifted slap permanent tariffs on it.
It is meat and right so to do. In fact, it is very meat, right, and our bounden duty.
I hope this doesnt run up the price for a can of corned beef. Its already sky high.
$10 per pound from the deli around these parts.
>>>refused entry to 11% of fresh beef products<<<
Fresh, from Brazil?
What do they do, send it here on an SR-71 straight from the Slaughterhouse?
Isn’t that where McDonalds gets all their beef ?
A “jigger” wouldn’t leave a mark?
Beef is hung to age a couple of weeks. The sea voyage in refrigerated containers works out about right.
This is a luxury item for meals in at my hovel.
How many is a brazillion?
Did you hear the one about the girl that showed up at the office on Monday and told her co-worker she had sex over the weekend with two Brazilian sailors, the blonde said I didn’t know there were that many.
Nope, Hardees/Carl Jr.
Pfft, you should be so lucky. Horse is good eats.
1st, 2nd and 3rd priorities are keeping American beef prices high.
Fresh as in not processed (canned) or cooked I expect. Probably frozen, though sides of beef are often kept a couple weeks in cold storage before butchering.
Oof....your punmanship is a thing to be endured.
Europe bans the importation of US beef because of the high rate of bovine leukemia in US cattle. Its mostly politics for that to keep the US beef out of Europe. I’ve seen cases of contaminated South American beef at the Miami port of entry that contained viruses that would be devastating to the US cattle industry. This is serious business.
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