Brazil mulls retaliation for ban on beef

UPI, 01/03/2013

Brazil is considering retaliation against trade partners that are refusing to import Brazilian beef suspected of carrying atypical mad cow disease.

Senior Brazilian officials say fears that Brazilian beef is unsafe for human consumption are unfounded and the international import restrictions are unjustified.

China and Japan are on a growing list of countries that have banned Brazilian beef imports. Chile became the first Latin American nation to halt imports from Brazil, despite Brazilian protestations the meat is safe to eat.

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