U.S. Meat Inspection Visit May Signal End of Export Ban

A positive inspection would be the green light necessary for the North American market to return to buying fresh meat from Brazil.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to send a team to Brazil in June to conduct a sanitary inspection of Brazil’s beef and pork meatpackers. The inspection could lift the North American country’s restriction on fresh bovine meat imports in place since June of 2017.

"This is an important step so that we can once again export, in the near future, fresh meat to the US," Brazil’s Agriculture Minister, Tereza Cristina Dias was quoted in a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture . . .

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