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Egypt resumes meat imports from Brazil

File photo of a cattle farm [Famartin/Wikipedia]
File photo of a cattle farm [Famartin/Wikipedia]

Egypt has resumed imports of meat from Brazil after declaring they were suspended until the meat was safe for consumption. It was alleged that Brazil sold Egypt contaminated beef and poultry in a case dubbed "Operation Weak Flesh".

An investigation is underway in Brazil to determine how meatpackers paid off inspectors who overlooked the inspection of meat plants, and the inclusion of rotten meat and meat with traces of salmonella in their exports.

Meat exports from Brazil are worth $63 million. The companies involved have denied any wrongdoing.

Egypt's agriculture ministry announced a temporary ban on imports of meat and poultry from Brazil on Wednesday last week.

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