After embargo, Saudi Arabia resumes imports from meatpacking plants in Brazil’s Minas Gerais

The Saudi measure had come into force when the OIE concluded that the two cases of "mad cow" do not represent a genera risk to the herd.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Saudi Arabia resumed on Thursday, 16, beef imports from five meatpacking plants in Minas Gerais state, according to its official website, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), the government agency that regulates food and medicines in the country.

Purchases had been suspended on September 6 after confirmation of an atypical case of "mad cow" disease in the state.

The embargo had affected one unit of Plena Alimentos S/A, in Pará de Minas; two units of Supremo Carnes, in Ibirité and Campo Belo; one unit of MaxiBeef Carnes, in Carlos Chagas; and another unit of . . .

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