Brazil

OIE upholds ‘negligible risk’ status for Brazil over BSE

OIE upholds ‘negligible risk’ status for Brazil over BSE

By Nicholas Robinson

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases has confirmed that it will not withdraw Brazil's “negligible risk” status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Brazil positive on pork

Brazil positive on pork

By Carina Perkins

The Brazilian pork industry has said it was “optimistic” about export prospects for 2013, predicting higher-than-average prices and a resolution to Russian trade embargoes.

BSE in Brazil: OIE says import bans are ‘unjustified’

OIE defends Brazil against ‘unjustified’ beef bans

By Carina Perkins

The director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has described embargoes on Brazilian beef over BSE fears as “unjustified” and called on countries that have imposed bans to lift them immediately.