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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

Thailand authorizes importation of Brazilian beef

Five Brazilian slaughterhouses were authorized to export beef to Thailand.
Brazil and World

Brazil: beef production may be lower in 2020

Brazilian beef production is expected to fall by 1% compared to 2019.
Brazil and World

Closure of industries reduces supply and raises price of animal protein in the USA

The United States, a major supplier of animal protein to the world, continues to face problems in production.
Brazil and World

Chicken and pork: costs continue to rise in Brazil

The production of pork and chicken in Brazil is more expensive. In April, according to the Embrapa Poultry and Pork Intelligence Center, costs soared.