Rotten beef and illegal deforestation: Brazil’s largest meatpacker rocked by scandals

Rotten beef and illegal deforestation: Brazil’s largest meatpacker rocked by scandals

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On March 17, agents with Brazil’s Federal Police raided facilities belonging to JBS and another food processing giant, BRF, as well as several smaller companies. The raids were the culmination of a two-year investigation, called “Operation Weak Flesh,” into an alleged scheme by which JBS, BRF, and others were bribing government officials to look the other way as they sold and exported rotten and salmonella-tainted beef, pork, and poultry.

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