Australia blocks Brazilian beef
Australia has suspended imports of beef from Brazil even after a
suspected case of hoof-and-mouth disease (HMD) turned out to be a false
The suspected case had been reported on a property in a state of the
country that had been recognized as HMD free.
Australia’s Minister for Agriculture Warren Truss said Australia has
only ever imported a small sample of Brazilian beef for processing, but
all import permits have now been canceled.
“We do not imp...
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