Brazilian poultry company BRF SA fraud exposed

The turmoil at Brazilian poultry giant BRF SA intensified after it became the target of a new phase of the food-safety probe that threw the country’s meat industry into disarray last year, Bloomberg reports
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Emails between the company's employees reveal the fraud, which has led to a temporary arrest warrant being issued for the Former CEO Pedro Faria. Bloomberg reports that five labratories accredited with the Agriculture Ministry and an unnamed company falsified results from meat samples, which has led to 11 temporary arrest orders, 53 search orders and 27 orders to bring people in for questioning.

The "Weak Flesh" probe, so named by the Brazilian police, was launched in March 2017 and investigates evidence that 21 companies bribed government inspectors to get meat and exports approved to countries all over the world including Saudi Arabia, China, the EU, and the UAE, to name only a few.

To read the full article by Bloomberg, click here.

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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