Brazilian Meat Import Ban

On 17 March 2017, a Brazilian Federal Police investigation codenamed Carne Fraca ("Weak Flesh" in Portuguese) launched in 2015 became public, leading to many countries imposing bans on Brazilian meat products.

In a joint press release, the Federal Police and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) affirmed that although the police investigation aims at irregularities within the Federal Inspection Service, the misconducts under investigation were perpetrated by a few public servants and do not signify a widespread malfunction of the food safety system.

The Club's local correspondents Proinde have released the attached circular with more information on the investigation and it's consequences.


  • Microsoft Word - Proinde Circular 27-03-2017 - Brazilian meat exports and the consequences of “Weak Flesh” corruption probe (397 KB)


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  • Microsoft Word - Status of ban on Brazilian meat imports (last updated 29-3-2017 09h03 (89 KB)


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