Bribes & Scandal in Global Meat Industry

on Wednesday, 29 March 2017. Posted in News

Bribes & Scandal in Global Meat Industry

A two-year long investigation by Brazilian police, involving the world's largest meat producers, has led to the discovery of meat inspector bribes and rotten meat that was treated and still sold to customers. "...police...arrested more than 30 people, suspended more than 30 health inspectors, and placed 21 meat-packing plants under investigation," notes VegNews. It was found that chemicals such as acid and carcinogens, were used to cover up rotten cow's meat. The Brazilian based meat production company supplied meat globally including Hong Kong, China, and Switzerland. Of course this is not the first instance of such discoveries—as seen across the entirety of the meat and dairy industries.

Read more about the scandal at the source

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