Analysis

Brazil human 'prion disease' adds twist to beef export issue

By Ken Wilcock
November 17 2021 - 12:00am
WARNING: The article said the cases were a red flag for meatpackers already in a beef export halt with China over the occurrence of two cases of atypical BSE in slaughterhouses. Picture: Shutterstock

THE Brazil/China beef export impasse discussed in this column several weeks ago has now taken a new twist with the revelation that Brazilian authorities are investigating two possible cases of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in humans in Rio de Janeiro state.

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