July 28, 2011


Brazil clamps down on illegal cattle slaughtering


The Brazilian government will launch an initiative to crack down on illegal cattle slaughter practices, according to reports.


It is estimated that 50% of all meat in Brazil has not undergone proper inspection nor supervision by the proper health authorities.


The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture will discuss how to effectively monitor slaughterhouse practices with state representatives.


The federal government, together with the Agricultural Health System, will seek that Brazil sell all its agricultural products in accordance with Federal Inspection Service standards.


Wagner Rossi, the Minister of Agriculture and Alfonso Florence, the Minister of Agricultural Development, developed these standards in a recent meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.


Rossi affirmed that it is about "adapting" to local production conditions and "strengthening" the fight against illegalities in the Brazilian meat industry.

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