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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although local and international media have highlighted bans on imported Brazilian meats by foreign nations, Brazilian authorities are concerned the decline of meat consumption by Brazilians themselves.

Consumer protection entities are already calling for more caution by consumers or avoidance of brands related to the investigation all together.

The investigation by federal police into tainted meats may lead to a crisis in the meat-producing sector, say analysts, since eighty percent of meats produced in Brazil are consumed domestically. Fearing a widespread Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?