Brazil – More fraud in Brazil food industry; labs falsified pathogen tests

Food Safety News 

This is very interesting considering the number of RASFF Alerts on Raw Meats coming from Brazil to Europe that have Salmonella present.

Brazilian police made new arrests this week in an investigation into a meat scandal that erupted last year. This time the target of “Operation Weak Flesh” is laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in products from food giant BRF SA, also known as Brazil Foods.

“The investigation showed that five laboratories and the company’s analysis departments falsified results” shown to health inspectors, federal police said in a statement reported by New Vision news.

Brazilian Agriculture Ministry representative Alexandre Campos da Silva said the department received 410 notifications of salmonella presence from 12 countries that imported the meat in question last year, 80 percent of which were in the EU.

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