Banned in Europe, Chicken With Salmonella is Legally Resold in Brazil

The Brazilian chicken meat rejected in the United Kingdom for contamination by salmonella bacteria returns to Brazil and is resold on the domestic market.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The case was uncovered by an investigation conducted by Repórter Brasil in partnership with British newspaper The Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Between April 2017 and November 2018, around 1 million frozen birds (or 1,400 tonnes) were banned in UK ports for not meeting European health standards -- stricter than in Brazil.

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