EU to block all companies involved in Brazil meat scandalStaff Writer | March 20, 2017
The European Commission is monitoring meat imports from Brazil and any companies found to be involved in a meat scandal there will be denied access to the European Union market.
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"The Commission will ensure that any of the establishments implicated in the fraud are suspended from exporting to the EU," a spokesman for the European Commission told a press briefing.
The Commission said the scandal would have no impact on negotiations between the European Union and South American bloc Mercosur about free trade agreements.
Any deal would include a chapter on sanitary measures and food safety standards, a spokesman said. ■