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Brazil’s meat scandal isolated to a few plants -minister

| 21 March, 2017
Brazil’s meat scandal isolated to a few plants -minister
Photo: Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi speaks with President Michel Temer during a meeting with ambassadors of meat importing countries of Brazil at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 4:59pm EDT 

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Monday the government was working to show export markets such as China and the European Union that the scandal rocking its meat and poultry sector is isolated to just a few plants and that regulation over the industry remains strong.

Speaking to reporters outside the Agriculture Ministry in Brasilia, Maggi said exports from 21 units implicated in the scandal had been suspended. (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Daniel Flynn) 

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