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More Brazilian Export Farms Approved

30 July 2008

BRAZIL - The European Union has approved 33 more companies that have passed the Sisbov inspections and can export beef from Brazil.

This now brings the number of farms that are allowed to supply the processing plants for export to Europe up to 123.

The increase follows inspections carried out through the Ministry of Agriculture and the state farm safety service, which certifies the farms.

Minas Gerais had the largest number of new farms certified to meet EU standards - rising from 65 to 80. Mato Grosso saw the number of farms rise from seven to 12 and Rio Grande do Sul saw the number of farms go up from 10 to 13 while the number of farms in Goias rose from six to thireen and in Espirito Santo the number went up to five from just two.

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