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Case for country of origin labeling in nutshell.





School Lunches

Some of the tainted meat was sold for school meals or to retail chains including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to police and Brazil’s Federal Revenue agency. Some was exported -- police allege three BRF cargoes tainted with salmonella are still en route to Europe.

Wal-Mart said in a statement that it’s requested explanations from the suppliers cited by the police, and that its internal procedures on food safety are reliable.

Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said that while the scandal revealed isolated cases, it may more broadly harm the country’s global trade reputation. Eumar Novacki, a secretary at the ministry, told journalists in Brasilia that repercussions from the case were “concerning,” as some importers may question Brazil’s overall food security system. The country is the world’s largest beef and chicken exporter, accounting for almost a fifth of global exports.


“I think long and hard before buying meat now,” Police Chief Mauricio Moscardi said in a press conference in Curitiba. “All 40 companies we investigated had issues.”  



No, it`s not "one world".