Brazil aiming for new health status approach
Brazil is trying to obtain an individual animal health status for
every single state in the country, senior analyst Emma Cardy-Brown of the Dutch
Rabobank says in the Dutch newspaper Agrarisch
"Brazilian states like SÃ£o Paulo and to a lesser extent Mato Grosso do Sol
clearly suffer less from animal diseases than in the Mid West of Brazil. If
these states would obtain a disease status of their own, export of pork and beef
could grow enormously."
In due time, Brazil could develop to become
the world's biggest exporter of pork. At the moment, the country is the world's
fourth exporter, after the USA, the EU and
The country is still fighting
outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and also Classical Swine Fever (CSF), resulting in other countries
imposing a ban on Brazilian meat. An individual health status per state could be
Cardy-Brown says Brazil is moving forward very quickly in
terms of quality.
Dagblad (in Dutch)
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