Portugal imported 524 tons of suspicious meat from Brazil in 2016

In the latest shock to hit the world’s meat industry, Portugal is believed to have imported 524 tons of Brazil’s ‘suspect meat’, highlighted in the “Carne Fraca” scandal that hit the South American country last Friday.

Público broke the story today, admitting nonetheless that Portugal’s imports are negligible compared to Brazil’s 150 other markets.

Agricultural minister Capoulas Santos has said he has no knowledge of any adulterated meat having entered the country, while director general of food and veterinary science Fernando Bernardo has also said that “exposure of Portuguese consumers to any risk that could exist in these products is extremely low”.