Embassy: Brazil meat in Malaysia free from rotten meat scandal

France and other European countries are wary about opening up the EU meat market to countries in the South American Mercosur bloc, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Other Brazilian meat factories not placed under surveillance by government authorities are still able to export meat to Europe.

Yet the USDA stopped short of announcing an outright plan on Brazilian meat exports as China, the European Union and others have already done.

The DEH on Tuesday requested that all importers, wholesalers, and retailers who have corned beef products originating from Brazil to withdraw the product from sale as a precautionary measure until further notice.

Brazilian multinationals caught up in the growing scandal have insisted that their products were safe, but the scandal has sparked growing public fears.

Kirk Market also released a statement on the recall, saying it had received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, but was removing the items out of an abundance of caution.

The Brazilian government has since shut down three major plants and suspended the export licenses for 21 meat packing plants as well.


Hong Kong, the second-largest importer of Brazilian meat in 2016, has followed China's lead and has temporarily banned imports of meat from the South American country, according to reports from global news agency Reuters.

"At face value, the developing scandal over Brazil's meat exports could plausibly derail the country's economic recovery", says Shearing.

Lins said that only 33 out of 11,000 employees (including inspectors) at the Agriculture Ministry were being investigated. Both companies have denied any wrongdoing. All four facilities are being investigated by Brazil's federal authorities in the Weak Flesh Probe, according to a list posted on Brazil's Agriculture Ministry website.

The company said "the health and safety of consumers remain of primary importance to us".

Hong Kong is the biggest market for Brazilian beef, importing $718 million worth in 2016, according to Brazilian government figures.

"This is clearly a setback in the government's effort to turn Brazil around", said Mr Oliver Stuenkel, a professor of worldwide relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in So Paulo.

Related News:

  • Comcast Working On TV Streaming Service For Internet Customers

    The TV streaming service was enabled to provide content onto PCs, tablets and phones and they have to pass via a broadband modem. Pricing will reportedly range from $15 to $40 with a variety of possible add-ons, such as sports and Spanish-language channels.
    Remembering the victims of the terror attack in Great Britain

    Remembering the victims of the terror attack in Great Britain

    He and his wife ran a recording studio out of their home in West Bountiful , a small town north of the city. President Donald Trump on Thursday condoled the family of an American killed in a London terrorist attack.
    Ricciardo misses start, exits early at F1 Australian GP

    Ricciardo misses start, exits early at F1 Australian GP

    The Aussie's Melbourne visit went from bad to worse this afternoon when he was forced to abandon the race just over half way. The Red Bull mechanics eventually managed to get their driver out on track, but he was already two laps down on the leaders.
  • Oil slides as market discounts Opec output cut extension talk

    US drillers boosted the rig count for a 9 straight week by 14 to 631 last week, data from Baker Hughes showed on Friday. Two years ago, OPEC was unwilling to give up market share, vowing to raise production to squeeze global competitors.

    Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

    They ordered her to stop, but the driver made a U-turn and fled, hitting a police cruiser in the process, Malecki said. Capitol Police sent out an email alert about the incident, asking Hill staffers to stay clear of the area.
    Fox outshines UCLA's Ball, leads Kentucky to Elite Eight

    Fox outshines UCLA's Ball, leads Kentucky to Elite Eight

    It was the second time this year that the Burins and Wildcats met, and UCLA took home the victory back in early December 97-92. Keep in mind, this is also the same man who said he could beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. "I said; 'Ok good".
  • Final Fantasy XV: Repairs Underway As New Chapter 13 Launches

    Final Fantasy XV: Repairs Underway As New Chapter 13 Launches

    At the end of this 14 days though, you have to either purchase the full game to play more or be done with it. That's another cool thing: FFXIV is available for PS4, and it works surprisingly well as a console game.
    DNC chair asks for staff resignations as overhaul begins

    DNC chair asks for staff resignations as overhaul begins

    The new hires to replace outgoing staff are being guided by a Transition Advisory Committee consisting of about 30 members. DNC employees anticipated Perez's request, CNN reports, and similar requests have been made in previous chair transitions.
    People should not bother about my working hours: Navjot Singh Sidhu

    People should not bother about my working hours: Navjot Singh Sidhu

    Kiron highlighted that she is not a minister and also that she did not work in any movies for last three years. The CM, however, said, he may have Sidhu's portfolio as Culture Minister changed in case of a conflict.
  • Gang-Rape of Chicago Girl Streamed on Facebook Live, Say Police

    The teen went missing shortly after her uncle dropped her off at home Sunday and didn't resurface until Tuesday. This is the second notorious Facebook Live case of violence to hit the Chicago area in the past few months.

    Thousands gather at United Nations to oppose BDS

    Speaking on Monday, Haley said she would bring that same approach to the United Nations . The U.S. now funds around 22 percent of the U.N.'s overall regular budget.

    Psyonix is "Evaluating" Rocket League for the Nintendo Switch

    So it's been almost one month since the launch of the Nintendo Switch worldwide, and it has quite a few games under its belt. He elaborated that the company was working on the next big ideas, as in new IPs, for their new platform.


Most liked

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7
The Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner allows you to open the phone with your eyes and the new phones will offer this tech as well. Other features include Samsung Pay, and high-performance earphones tuned by AKG by Harman comes with the device in the box.

Abby Lee Miller says she's resigning from show
Do you think Burke is a quality replacement? According to Radar Online , Miller has been in and out of filming all season. She's taken time off of the show recently, though did return in season 23 to partner with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

BCCI Seeks Permission From Government For This Year's India-Pakistan Series
Thakur, who is a MP in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, had said that "there was no question of playing cricket with Pakistan". Earlier, in 2016, BCCI had reportedly rejected the United Arab Emirates as a venue for the two teams' bilateral series.

Stunning images of Jupiter from NASA Juno mission
Following its 20 months in orbit, Juno will crash land on the planet whilst also offering a never before look at its atmosphere. Someone even merged all the images from the fifth flyby into a 3D animation, which shows the trip from Juno's viewpoint.

Feuds and fault-lines loom in UK-EU showdown over Brexit
Now, as a result, the Prime Minister has announced the two-year process for our withdrawal will now begin. We have been civilised, and welcome, members of the communities in which we live.

Massachusetts gas prices inch up a penny per gallon
Get ready to dig deeper to go down the shore this summer. "This feat has been accomplished for several reasons", DeHaan said. In the past, the organization has monitored individual stations at times when the average price was low, DeHaan said.

Coutinho looking forward to 'special' Merseyside derby
Lallana suffered a thigh injury during England's World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania on Sunday despite completing the full 90 minutes at Wembley.

Indian police set up security after mob attack on Africans
An angry mob attacked African students in Greater Noida near New Delhi was all over the news in the past couple of days. Armed police officials have been deployed at localities inhabited by Nigerian students following the ugly incident.

Analyst Consideration on: General Motors Company (GM)
The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of General Motors Company by 1.3% in the fourth quarter.

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year
So yes, in theory, spiders could easily eat every single human on Earth in the span of one year and still go out hunting for more. Some have estimated that the ant population of the globe alone could weigh the same as the human biomass, for example.

Barcelona's Neymar eyes Premier League switch in the future
If all else fails, United must win the Europa League in order to sneak their way into the Champions League next season. United moved above Arsenal into fifth place with an eighth win in its last 11 matches in all competitions.

Action-packed scenes in new 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer
Check out over 200 screenshots below! Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in United Kingdom cinemas on July 7, 2017 . There are so many superhero movies these days, it's getting impossible to showcase something new in the genre.

UN condemns North Korea tests which contribute to nukes
A June test was deemed successful after the missile flew 250 miles into the Sea of Japan, which separates North Korea from Japan. Chinese authorities have also closed almost two dozen retail stores of South Korea's Lotte Group amid the diplomatic standoff.

Okla. officer dies after being shot by fleeing suspect
It was at that point when Shepard is believed to have opened fire on Officer Turney, shooting him five times . The suspected gunman remained in intensive care with four gunshot wounds, according to KFOR .

Browns coach Jackson likes private workouts, not pro days
Osweiler was 5-2 as starter with the Broncos in 2015. "I hope Robert does have more opportunities", Jackson said. But once we start our offseason program, phase one, we'll get a chance to know him and he'll get to know us".