March 21 Canada suspended meat imports from two
Brazilian plants under investigation in a meatpacking scandal,
the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday, becoming
the latest buyer to distance itself from the world's top beef
and poultry exporter.
The food inspection agency said both plants were approved to
export meat to Canada but neither had done so for six months.
Other nations, including China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Japan and
Switzerland, have also curtailed meat imports from Brazil after
a probe into corruption by health inspectors and the alleged
sale of rotten products.
(Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg; Writing by Tom Polansek;
Editing by Peter Cooney)