USDA finds abscesses, unidentified material in raw Brazil beef: USDA

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found repeated import violations in raw Brazilian beef, including abscesses and unidentified foreign material, a top agency official said, explaining reasons for a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef.

Violations at a number of Brazilian meat plants indicate a system-wide problem in the sector, Carmen Rottenberg, a deputy USDA administrator, said in a letter to Brazil’s agriculture ministry on Thursday that was obtained by Reuters.

The USDA on Thursday halted imports of fresh beef from Brazil due to safety concerns.

1 Comment

  1. Curious
    June 26, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Not surprising and so I found it very interesting the jump by our authorities to quickly remove the corned beef ban imposed a month ago. Was it due to a follow fashion where some countries too removed the ban or our independent examinations.

    Do we, Bureau of Standards, have our own scientific and food technological means of examining and testing such products for human consumption?