Late last month, we told you the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had reopened the door for imports of raw beef from Brazil into the U.S. The USDA said the world’s largest beef exporter had taken the right steps to improve its food-safety inspection system, bringing it up to U.S. standards. And in a story from Stephanie Ho, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue lays out the reasons why the U.S. is once again allowing beef imports from Brazil.
But some farmers, ranchers, and food safety groups are pushing back against the decision to allow imports of raw beef from Brazil into the U.S. market. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is one of those groups. They have serious concerns about the decision, and noted they will keep a sharp eye out on all future developments with Brazil.