Brazilian meat crisis: A lesson for SA consumers

2017-03-29 18:38

The Brazilian rotten meat scandal drives home the need to know the contents and origin of meat products, says Leana Engelbrecht.

Hong Kong ends Brazil meat ban: Brasilia

2017-03-28 22:07

Major beef market Hong Kong has ended a blanket ban imposed on Brazilian meat imports in a scandal over tainted products.

Hundreds demonstrate Brazil corruption

2017-03-27 07:17

Hundreds of people are demonstrating on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to support a sprawling corruption probe that has ensnared Brazil's top politicians and even threatens to bring down President Michel Temer.

China lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports

2017-03-26 15:04

Major trading partner China has lifted a ban on imports from Brazil, which is trying to recover from a rotten meat scandal that has pummeled its agribusiness industry.

Hong Kong orders recall of Brazilian meat products

2017-03-25 06:52

The government of Hong Kong has ordered the recall of meat supplied by Brazilian meat packers involved in a tainted meat scandal.

SA bans imports from Brazil over rotten meat scandal

2017-03-22 18:10

South Africa has cracked the whip on some meat imports from Brazil following a scandal involving unsafe meat being exported to various countries, which could include SA.

Brazilian meat giants rush to contain scandal

2017-03-21 10:39

Food giants JBS SA and BRF SA have moved swiftly to reassure consumers their meat is safe to eat after finding themselves at the centre of Brazil’s latest corruption probe.

Ecclestone tasked with saving Brazil GP

2017-03-20 07:56

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's renowned negotiating skills and access to state leaders have been called upon by his successor Chase Carey in order to save the Brazil Grand Prix.

Small Brazil city on edge over yellow fever

2017-03-19 06:24

A small city in Brazil is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of a man from yellow fever and are investigating several other possible cases.

Anti-austerity protests break out across Brazil

2017-03-16 13:29

Demonstrators occupied Brazil's finance ministry, flooded the center of Sao Paulo and went on strike in a string of cities on Wednesday to protest reforms to the cash-strapped country's pension system.


Worst may be over in Brazil meat scandal

2017-03-29 18:30

After 11 days of arrests, bribery allegations and a full-blown international food-safety scare, the worst may finally be over for Brazil’s embattled meat industry.

Hundreds demonstrate Brazil corruption

2017-03-27 07:18

Hundreds of people are demonstrating on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to support a sprawling corruption probe that has ensnared Brazil's top politicians and even threatens to bring down President Michel Temer.

Egypt resumes Brazil meat imports

2017-03-26 16:01

Egypt said on Saturday it would resume importing meat from Brazil after a brief suspension following allegations that exporters in the Latin American country had sold tainted beef and poultry.

SA suspends imports after Brazilian ‘weak flesh’ scandal

2017-03-26 08:37

The two largest Brazilian meat companies implicated in the country’s so-called weak flesh scandal both export chicken meat to South Africa.

Anti-corruption fever rages on eve of Brazil protests

2017-03-24 12:07

A lot's rotten in Brazil -- from politics to tainted meat exports -- and activists hope big crowds will show their disgust.

Brazil: Meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'

2017-03-22 09:26

Brazil's president says a scandal over the sale of expired meat is an "economic embarrassment" and several countries have suspended meat imports.

Brazil reassures foreign countries after meat scandal

2017-03-20 11:20

Brazilian President Michel Temer meets with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat, seeking to minimise damage from a corruption probe that alleges meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten meat on the market.

Rotten meat saga rears its head in Brazil again

2017-03-19 19:23

President Michel Temer is to hold crisis talks with his cabinet and foreign ambassadors over allegations that corrupt Brazilian producers have been selling rotten meat around the world for years.

Brazil president calls emergency meeting over meat scandal

2017-03-18 22:49

Brazilian President Michel Temer has called an emergency ministerial meeting to deal with a growing scandal over the safety of meat and poultry.

Brazil's graft scandal heats up

2017-03-15 12:50

Brazil's prosecutor general has sought to open probes against scores of politicians in a dramatic widening of an already vast graft scandal shaking Latin America's biggest country.

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