ZURICH, March 21 Switzerland has banned imports
from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of
Europe-wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday.
"A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting
meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the
Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. "Three of these
facilities exported meat products to Switzerland in the past."
Switzerland had previously imported expensive beef and
poultry from the sites, the authority added.
China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from
Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe
criticised by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in
the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking
bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.
(Reporting by Michael Shields, writing by Brenna Hughes