Global Meat Trading and Processing
Focus on: Brazil

One of the major players of the global meat industry comes under the spotlight. Brazil is always near the top of the list when it comes to production and exports, and it's a nation that other countries pay close attention to. This special focus on Brazil looks at some of the top news stories to come out of the country's meat sector over the past few weeks.

ABPA calls for swift solution to BRF exports embargo
The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) has expressed confidence that "immediate and effective solutions" will be put in place by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply in order to resume BRF exports to the EU following recent revelations... Read

Brazil: Focus on sustainability
Brazil has hit the headlines once again for the wrong reasons but while one processor is under investigation, the entire meat industry is working to make the sector sustainable for the future... Read

European Commission steps up action against Brazilian meat fraud
The European Commission wants to delist all companies involved in the latest cases of fraud in Brazil’s meat sector from having access to European Union (EU) markets, the EU executive’s spokesperson for health and food safety Anca Paduraru has told GlobalMeatNews... Read

Brazilian meat industry under further investigation
Brazilian authorities have re-ignited their investigation into the meat industry, with a probe into processor BRF SA as well as laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in chicken... Read

Meat equipment manufacturers join Anutec Brazil
Anutec Brazil takes place this summer and some of the major players in the global meat industry are already involved... Read

Brazil hits back at 'health risk’ chicken claim
The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) is “appalled” by allegedly defamatory remarks made by South Africa’s Fairplay Movement on the quality of Brazil’s chicken... Read

Trade deals pivotal for 2018 beef production
A series of trade deals set to be completed in 2018 are expected to be key turning points for beef production this year... Read

Banking heavyweight Gabriel Sanint Jaramillo joins Minerva’s board
South American finance executive Gabriel Sanint Jaramillo has joined Brazilian meatpacker Minerva Foods’ board of directors... Read

Brazil overturns short-lived cattle export ban
The Brazilian government has overturned a two-day injunction on live cattle exports, imposed after animal activists claimed cows shipped thousands of miles abroad faced cruel treatment upon arrival... Read

Clarification about the Brazilian Protein Sectortrack
The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), representing Brazil's pork and poultry sectors, presents remarks to make concerning the recent stage of Operation Carne Fraca ("Weak Flesh") carried out by Brazil's Federal Police and MAPA...   Click Here
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