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BRAZIL SELLS ROTTEN MEAT AT HOME AND ABROAD|巴西爆黑心肉醜聞 農牧大國毀食安形象

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-03-21
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Brazil has long been mired in corruption scandals, but the latest to erupt is about an issue that hits particularly close to the nation's heart and stomach. A two-year probe by Brazilian police has revealed how meatpackers paid off inspectors and politicians to overlook practices including processing rotten meat and shipping exports with traces of bacteria and carcinogens. Here's more from Brazil.

Brazilian police raided more than ten meat packing plants on March 17. 27 search warrants were issued and three meat processing plants were ordered to shut down. 21 companies are currently under investigation. 33 authorities in Agriculture Ministry who accepted bribes were arrested. Meatpackers added cancer-causing chemicals to rotten meats and covered up odor. Packers also were allegedly watered up beef, mixed chicken meat with shredded papers, and added bath chap into sausages. Companies have been paying bribes to authorities for obtaining certification of selling in domestic markets and exporting to foreign nations.

==MICHEL TEMER President of Brazil==
Brazilian Federal Government must re-emphasize its confidence for domestic mean production quality. It's important to stress that of the 11,000 government workers at the Agriculture Ministry, only 33 are being investigated. It is worth repeating that of the 4,837 units subject to general inspection, only 21 are allegedly involved in any possible irregularities.

Brazilian agriculture products export to 150 nations worldwide. Embassies of China, European Union and the U.S. all showed their urgent concerns to the meat corruption. The scandal has created negative international image and tremendous pressure to the downing Brazilian agriculture and cattle industries.

TRANSLATED BY: ANTHONY LIN

巴西聯邦警方經過兩年偵查,17號揭發了多家肉品企業販賣過期變質的黑心肉類,還賄賂農業部官員發放許可,外銷全球一百多國,農牧大國的食安形象一夕掃地。

巴西警方17號大舉搜查境內十多家肉類加工批發商,發出27張逮捕令,關閉了由跨國企業BRF集團營運的1家雞肉加工公司,以及國內廠商貝辛公司經營的2家肉品加工公司,目前還有21家公司正在接受調查。33名收賄縱容包庇這些黑心業者的農業部官員也被捕。

這些廠商在生產過程中,把過期變質的肉添加可能致癌的化學物質,掩蓋臭味改善色澤,還給牛肉灌水以重量,在雞肉裡摻雜碎紙板,在香腸裡加入豬頭肉。不肖業者賄賂農業部官員,讓這些黑心肉不經合法檢查就獲得銷售許可,除了在巴西本國市場販賣,也流向外銷市場。

巴西總統 泰梅爾
巴西聯邦政府要重申
對於國產肉品的品質有信心
我必須強調
農業部有11000名員工
只有33人受到調查
還要重申在4837件受檢產品中
只有21件出現相關的異常狀況

巴西農產品外銷全球150國,包括中國,歐盟,美國等使館都對黑心肉事件表示強烈關切。然而黑心肉已經對國際形象造成負面影響,恐怕將給產值原本就在下降的巴西農牧業,帶來更大壓力。

記者施慧中報導