CUIABÁ, May 4 Brazil's Agriculture Minister
Blairo Maggi said on Thursday that 10 countries have yet to
decide whether to reopen their markets for Brazilian meat
imports after a food safety scandal in March.
Major meat importers issued bans after Brazilian federal
police unveiled a probe into alleged bribery of health officials
by meat processing companies to skip inspections and ignore
Speaking on the sidelines of a soybean conference in Cuiabá,
Maggi said the countries that remain undecided represent "a very
small volume" of Brazil's meat export market.
He said Brazil's main customers have resumed buying after
the government satisfactorily answered questions on the safety
"They accepted our considerations, our answers," Maggi said,
adding that government level discussions with other nations on
the matter had concluded.
(Reporting by Ana Mano; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)