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Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry suspends beef exports to China over atypical BSE

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Agriculture has suspended beef exports to China. The measure meets the health protocol between the two countries for the detection of mad cow disease (BSE).

The decision comes into force this Saturday (4), according to a letter signed by the director of the Department of Inspection of Animal Products (Dipoa), Ana Lúcia Viana.

It is not yet clear when Brazilian beef exports may resume. In 2019, when Brazil recorded the last atypical case of mad cow disease, sales to China were suspended for 13 days.

The Ministry of Agriculture is investigating two . . .

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