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Hong Kong's import ban deals Brazil meat industry big blow

Move is in response to claims of rotten meat being sold with falsified certificates

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Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety said that it had temporarily suspended the import of frozen and chilled meat and poultry "in view of the fact that the quality of the meat from Brazil is in question".

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BRAZIL'S giant meat-industry suffered a heavy blow on Tuesday, when Hong Kong became the latest to ban imports in response to allegations of rotten meat being sold with falsified certificates.

Hong Kong is the biggest market for Brazilian beef, importing US$718 million

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