In this file:

 

·         Brazil halts China exports after confirming two BSE cases in meat plants

·         Beef Giant Brazil Halts Exports to China After Confirming Two Mad Cow Cases

 

 

Brazil halts China exports after confirming two BSE cases in meat plants

 

The Cattle Site

04 September 2021

 

Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter, has suspended beef exports to its No. 1 customer China after confirming two cases of "atypical" bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in two separate domestic meat plants, the Brazilian agriculture ministry said on Saturday.

 

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a progressive neurologic disease of cows, sometimes referred to as "mad cow."

 

According to Reuters, the suspension, which is part of an animal health pact agreed between China and Brazil and is designed to allow Beijing time to take stock of the problem, begins immediately, the ministry said in a statement. China will decide when to begin importing again, it added.

 

The suspension is a major blow for Brazilian farmers. China and Hong Kong buy more than half of Brazil's beef exports.

 

The cases were identified in meat plants in the states of Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais, the ministry said. It said they were the fourth and fifth cases of "atypical" mad cow disease that have been detected in Brazil in 23 years...

 

more

https://www.thecattlesite.com/news/57395/brazil-halts-china-exports-after-confirming-two-bse-cases-in-meat-plants/

 

 

Beef Giant Brazil Halts Exports to China After Confirming Two Mad Cow Cases

 

By Reuters

via VOA - September 04, 2021

 

 SAO PAULO - Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter, has suspended beef exports to China, its No. 1 customer, after confirming two cases of "atypical" mad cow disease in two separate domestic meat plants, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.

 

The suspension, which is part of an animal health pact agreed upon between China and Brazil and is designed to allow Beijing time to take stock of the problem, begins immediately, the ministry said in a statement. China will decide when to begin importing again, it added.

 

The suspension is a major blow for Brazilian farmers: China and Hong Kong buy more than half of Brazil's beef exports.

 

The cases were identified in meat plants in the states of Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais, the ministry said. It said they were the fourth and fifth cases of "atypical" mad cow disease that have been detected in Brazil in 23 years...

 

more

https://www.voanews.com/americas/beef-giant-brazil-halts-exports-china-after-confirming-two-mad-cow-cases