Government Issues Assurances in Wake of Brazilian Beef Scandal

meat from Brazil

In view of recent scandals surrounding imports of meat from Brazil, where officials have been accused of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats, the Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Consumer Protection has issued a statement saying that the competent authorities shall carry out the checks necessary to ensure consumers’ food safety.

The ministry reminds consumers that meat is required to indicate its origin, giving them the right and the knowledge to choose from where to purchase beef, pork, sheep, goat and poultry.

In the case of meat of Luxembourg origin, the Veterinary Services Administration checks are carried out at all stages, from the stable to the table, in order to ensure not only the food safety of the meat but also the animals’ health and welfare.