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20 Brazilian meat export plants banned by EU

20 Brazilian meat export plants banned by EU

BRASILIA: Twenty Brazilian meat plants have been delisted by the EU following on from detected flaws in Brazil’s official control system.

The 20 plants currently export meat and meat products, mainly poultry, to the EU. Delisting the 20 plants will see their authorisation to export to the EU removed.

Once the measure to delist the plants is published in the Official Journal of the EU, it will take 15 days before their authorisation to export is removed.

Of the 20 plants to be delisted, 19 export poultry products to the EU and one exports beef.

Checks and inspections in place in relation to Brazilian meat imports which were introduced following the Brazilian meat fraud scandal in the spring of 2017, continue to reveal ongoing problems in compliance with EU public health and hygiene requirements.