In feedback to the ‘Operation Carne Fraca’ (' Operation Weak Flesh') organized by the Federal Cops of Brazil to explore some of the nation's largest meat processing firms and consequently bring about a ban on the import of meat and fowl products by some nations, Brazil's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Blairo Maggi, has actually announced strategies to go to the UAE, KSA and China. The Minister will hold talks with his equivalents in these nations to enhance Brazil's credibility as a leading meat exporting nation.
Brazil is a key exporter of meat and chicken products to the GCC, including the UAE and the KSA. According to data launched by the Brazil Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, the South American nation delivered almost USD 1.3 billion worth of meat and fowl products to the KSA and USD 578 million to the UAE. The two Arab countries have not imposed a blanket ban on imports; however, they have actually quit buying from several of the 21 business being probed - four in the KSA and six in the UAE - because of unhealthy production practices.
Rubens Hannun, President of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, claimed: "Brazil adheres to stringent health and wellness treatments in food production, including for meat which stays a major export regardless of the recent concern. The government has actually taken swift steps to correct the circumstance, carry out more powerful safety and health protocols, and guarantee even more openness to preserve the highest international food safety and security standards for all traded meat and poultry. Minister Maggi's visit through to the KSA and the UAE is a strategic relocate to guarantee the premium top quality of Brazilian products going into these markets which have actually continuouslied show their rely on Brazil's meat industry."
Brazil's Assistant for Agricultural Defense Luis Eduardo Rangel, recently satisfied Dr. Koen Van Dyck, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety and security (DG Sante) at the European Commission, to ensure him that food high quality and peace of mind controls are being supported in the nation. In addition, the World Trade Company has mentioned that Brazil has actually assured its Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Actions of its continuous execution of among the world's most frequently and rigorously investigated industry regulations.