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Everything Americans Should Know About The Brazilian Meat Scandal

If you have heard about the recent scandal involving Brazilian meat, you may be wondering whether or not you should take extra precautions to keep your family safe.

It can be hard to imagine that something so far away can reach your grocery store, but Brazil is one of the world's largest meat producers and ships food all over the world.

And these are some serious allegations: Brazilian police have found that some of the country's biggest producers bribed inspectors and sold rotten mean, including meat tainted with salmonella.

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Thankfully, the US Department of Agriculture says everything is under control.

While other countries like China and Canada have stopped importing any meat from Brazil until the investigation learns more, America's food safety experts will only test Brazilian meats to make sure they're safe.

Other countries, like those in the European Union, have reacted much more harshly by suspending Brazilian meat imports altogether. But the government is confident that none of the tainted meat was imported here, and they're on the lookout for any that might be.

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If you want to take extra precautions to avoid buying tainted food until the crisis is over, the companies to avoid are JBS and BRF.

There are the two largest firms caught in the scandal, but since it involves government inspectors, avoiding any meat made in Brazil for a while may be a smart move.

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