Poultry International - September 2017 - 9
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"Our system is audited by importing countries and
by various private bodies, and more than 1,000 visits were carried out in 2016."
As of July, most restrictions on Brazilian product
had been lifted, however, 21 plants were still excluded from the market, four of which were poultry or
pig meat processors. Those embargoes still in place
accounted for 0.4 percent of poultry meat exports
and 0.2 percent of pig meat exports.
Several have contributed to the recovery of
Brazilian poultry industry in global markets.
In addition to government and industry efforts
to address the effects of Operation Weak Flesh,
outbreaks of avian inﬂuenza around the world, including in rival exporting countries, have helped to
boost demand for Brazilian poultry meat and lifted
prices. Additionally, improved supplies of corn and
Food Safety Starts
on the Farm.
soya have helped to make Brazilian products more
There remain, however, challenges on the horizon. Not only are there several plants that still need
to re-enter the export market, but a strike by federal
inspectors does the industry few favors coming on
the heels of concerns about the quality of the country's inspection services.
Prior to Operation Weak Flesh, Brazilian poultry
meat exports were in positive territory, with sales
during the first three months of this year ahead of
those of the first quarter of 2016. While the industry
expects to end the year once again in positive territory, figures for the first half show that sales by
volume fell from 2.27 million tons last year, to 2.22
million tons this year, a decrease of 6.4 percent, although by value sales were 5.9 percent higher. ■
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