Brazil and World

Brazilian committee will update control standards of bovine spongiform encephalopathy

The health of animals used for human consumption is one of the main concerns of the producers as well as of the Brazilan government. Because of that, to assure the quality of the animal protein, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), created a committee who will revise the standards for surveillance, control, eradication, certification and sanitary emergency of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy and all forms of Transmissibles spongiform encephalopathies (TSE).
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will be updated and the laboratorial analysis will be modernized as well for a better and more efficient diagnosis of the disease.
Brazil is classifies by the OIE with the lowest risk for the bovine spongiform encephalopathy, degenerative disease which affects the nervous system of the cattle and, between the symptoms are the aggressivity and lack of coordination of the animal.
Brazil and World

Prohibition of kosher and halal slaughter in Europe may benefit Brazil

The demand for halal and kosher meat is high worldwide and Brazil is one of the main suppliers of these proteins.
Brazil and World

China: enabling new slaughterhouses may reduce supply to other markets

More than 25 Brazilian slaughterhouses may be approved, in 2019, to export beef to China and this can result in a reduction of the proteinís supply to other markets.
Brazil and World

Brazilian is re-elected as president of Codex Alimentarius

Earlier this week, at an event held in Geneva, Switzerland, the Brazilian Guilherme Costa was re-elected by acclamation to the Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Brazil and World

Poultry market: better conditions in 2019

A more balanced global offer of chicken meat is driving a gradual improvement in the market conditions in 2019 for this protein.