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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 Dagblad.

"Brazilian states like São 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 Canada.


Outbreaks


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 a solution.


Cardy-Brown says Brazil is moving forward very quickly in terms of quality.


Related websites:
• Rabobank
• Agrarisch Dagblad (in Dutch)


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