BRASILIA, March 19 President Michel Temer on
Sunday told diplomats of meat-importing countries that a
corruption scandal at Brazilian meatpackers did not mean the
country's meat exports were unsafe.
Brazil's government "reiterates its confidence in the
quality of a national product that has won over consumers and
obtained the approval of the most rigorous markets," he said.
His comments to diplomats from Europe, the United States,
China and elsewhere followed police raids on Friday
investigating whether meat companies bribed inspectors and
politicians to overlook unsanitary practices.
(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Peter Cooney)