Secretary Perdue Announces Arrival of First Shipments of US Beef to Brazil

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05 May 2017 --- Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that the first shipment of fresh US beef has arrived in Brazil following a 13-year hiatus. The entrance of American beef into the Brazilian market ushers in promising long-term economic opportunity for US beef producers.   

“With Brazil’s large market reopened to the United States, US beef exports are poised for new growth. I look forward to Brazilians getting the opportunity to eat delicious American beef, because once they taste it, they’ll want more of it,” said Secretary Perdue.

Additionally, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has provided documentation and information on the U.S. food safety requirements and standards for beef. Following numerous technical discussions and meetings, Brazil officially reopened the market on August 1, 2016 based on the United States’ classification by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as a negligible risk country for BSE.

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