RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has been trying for several months to reopen large markets for its beef industry. Vietnam is one of the strategically important target markets.
When Brazilian meat companies were investigated for selling rotten goods at home and abroad, many wondered if their international reputations would ever be repaired.
The "Weak Flesh" operation of March 2017 found that certain staff at food-processing companies JBS and BRF were guilty of bribery. It also found that an individual at JBS had changed use-by dates, while at BRF some workers had faked export documents. This prompted multiple countries . . .