POST Online Media Lite Edition


Chinese supermarkets pull Brazil meat from shelves

Staff Writer |
Some of China's largest food suppliers have pulled Brazilian beef and poultry from their shelves in a deepening scandal over Brazil's meat processing industry.

Article continues below

The moves by Sun Art Retail Group, China's biggest hypermarket chain, and the Chinese arms of global retail giants Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Metro AG come days after China temporarily suspended Brazilian meat imports.

Safety fears over Brazilian meat have grown since police accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.

Sun Art Retail removed beef supplied by top Brazilian exporters BRF and JBS from its shelves from Monday. Brazilian beef accounts for less than 10 percent of Sun Art's beef suppl

Wal-Mart has also removed Brazilian meat products from its stores. and also removed all listings for imported Brazilian meat and is reviewing orders in process.

What to read next

Hong Kong bans frozen meat import from Brazil as precaution
China's growing appetite boosts LatAm's meat exports
China lifts ban on imports of meat from Brazil