China, EU cut imports of Brazil meat amid scandal

March 21, 2017 By Brad Brooks and Dominique Patton SAO PAULO/BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world’s biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. As the scandal deepened, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said the government had suspended exports from 21 meat processing units. But he also criticized the investigation by Brazil’s Federal Police into…

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