Reinforced EU checks expose ‘serious risk’ from Brazil meat

Tougher food safety checks on Brazilian imports prevented meat and poultry contaminated with salmonella and E.coli from entering Europe, according to a senior EU official. European health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said reinforced control checks carried out at EU boarders led to the rejection of over 100 consignments of Brazilian meat destined for Europe.Among the 108 consignments stopped from entering Europe, 77 were due to presence of salmonella in poultry; four due to the presence of Shiga toxin producing E.coli in beef; two for drug residues in horsemeat; and 25 for other reasons including incorrect certification and cold chain problems.

Source: Reinforced EU checks expose ‘serious risk’ from Brazil meat