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Brazil Begins Surprise Inspections with 15 Meat Plants

Brazil's Deputy Agriculture Minister Eumar Novacki told Reuters on Friday a total of 15 meatpacking plants were subject to unannounced audits on Thursday as part of a new food inspection protocol coordinated directly from Brasi­lia. The new policy of unannounced inspections is part of government efforts to ensure meatpackers comply with quality and safety standards after a sprawling food sector investigation unveiled evidence of companies evading official controls and sparked...

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