BRAZIL, Brasilia. A scandal the over sale of expired meat in Brazil is an "economic embarrassment" the president says and several countries have suspended some meat imports from the South American nation. This was reported by Sky News Australia.
Brazil's trade associations for beef, pork and poultry producers warned that the scandal could have a massive effect on employment and the economy because the sector's exports represent 15% of total exports. Beyond that, cattle- raising is an integral part of Brazil's culture, Sunday BBQs are a weekly rite, and country music from the grasslands is popular throughout Brazil.
So far, Brazil's government has barred the exports of meats from 21 plants being investigated, but that has not fully allayed concerns of the countries it exports to. Sales for internal consumption in Brazil are not affected.