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A statement sent to O País yesterday by the Brazilian embassy in Mozambique attempts to clarify recent reports concerning meat production there.
The Brazilian authorities have been in constant contact with import authorities and have satisfied all demands made by other countries, and the Brazilian Ambassador to Mozambique, Rodrigo Baena Soares, requested a meeting with the Minister of Industry and Commerce of Mozambique, Ernesto Max Tonela, to provide the necessary clarifications.
Since Operation ‘Weak Flesh’, several countries which decided to impose restrictions on Brazilian meat imports, such as China, Chile, South Korea, Egypt, Hong Kong, Iran and Mexico, have already totally or partially reversed them.
The embassy’s statement states that on March 3 of this year, as part of Operation ‘Weak Flesh’ (‘Carne Fraca’), the Federal Police of Brazil made public its investigation into alleged irregular practices in the certification of meat involving officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil and 21 other establishments.
The Brazilian Embassy in Maputo remains available to answer any queries on the matter.Source: O País