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Brazil Halts Beef Exports to China on Mad Cow Disease Case

  • Suspension complies with quarantine, sanitary protocols
  • Shares of Minerva and JBS decline more than 2% in Sao Paulo
Cattle owned by a Brazilian beef producer.
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg
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Brazil suspended beef exports to China after a case of mad cow disease was reported in Mato Grosso state, dealing another blow to the nation’s meat exporters.

Shipments have been temporarily suspended in compliance with quarantine and sanitary protocols between Brazil and China, according to the South American nation’s agriculture ministry. Meat cargoes shipped after May 30 must be returned to producers or redirected to other destinations.