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Brazilian exports suffer in wake of meat scandal

19th May 2017 / By Alistair Driver

The volume of meat exports from Brazil has fallen in the wake of the meat scandal that hit the country in March.

Exports from Brazil fell by 3% in March and by 16% in April, following positive movements in export volumes during the first two months of the year.

The Brazilian meat scandal erupted in March when an investigation uncovered tainted meat, bribery and other malpractice in the multi-billion dollar meat industry. Some of the biggest meat exporting companies in the world were accused of various unhygienic practices, including use of illegal acid and carcinogenic chemicals to treat products. Brazilian police announced they were investigating 21 beef, pork, and chicken processing plants.

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