Carthy calls for suspension of Brazilian beef and poultry imports

April 7, 2017

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy is calling on the EU to suspend all imports of Brazilian beef and poultry. His call follows recent revelations of serious fraud and corruption in the Brazilian beef and poultry trade. A two-year investigation by the Brazilian Federal Police showed that potentially dangerous meat products were placed in the food chain. MEPs this week demanded to know why EU border checks failed to detect tainted Brazilian meat products coming into the EU. The scandal comes as the EU continues to negotiate a trade deal with the Mercosur countries in Latin America. Here’s Matt Carthy. 

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