The Brazilian Beef Scandal and the Future of US Grass Fed Beef

By Dr. Mercola
Story at-a-glance

  • On June 22, 2017, the U.S. suspended imports of fresh beef from Brazil. Among the problems discovered during inspections were abscesses in the meat, thought to be due to infected vaccination sites
  • For the past two years, Brazil’s Federal Police have investigated corruption charges within the beef industry. Dozens of food inspectors have been arrested, and one meatpacker has been fined $3.2 billion
  • While traceability is key for food safety, country of origin labeling (COOL) was rejected by the World Trade Organization in 2014 for being “discriminatory.” Ranchers are now suing the USDA to reintroduce COOL



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