Following trade talks between the U.S. and Brazil, U.S. officials are set to inspect Brazilian beef plants in mid-June. According to the Brazilian agriculture minister, UDSA food safety officials will audit the country’s inspection system for beef and pork. The two countries issued a joint statement last week, agreeing to use “science-based conditions” for beef and pork exports into the U.S. However, concerns remain within the U.S. about allowing products from Brazil. In 2017, USDA suspended imports of fresh Brazilian beef in the wake of public health concerns, sanitary conditions and animal health issues.
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