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Philippines lifts ban on poultry products from Brazil

Christian Fernsby |
The Department of Agriculture has lifted the temporary ban on imported poultry products from Brazil after Brazilian authorities submitted documents showing measures they have taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in foreign meat establishments.

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“Based on the relevant information provided by Brazil, there is satisfactory evidence to show that food safety measures in compliance to good manufacturing processes are primarily considered in the daily operations of FMEs (foreign meat establishments),” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said in Memorandum Order 71.

He also noted that Brazil’s safety protocols against coronavirus in meat processing plants are similar to the guidelines enforced by the Philippines.

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