Brazil auditors protest to affect meat health certification for another 8 days

Regulation & Compliances
Published Feb 22, 2024

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Brazilian health auditors, who oversee meat plants, are delaying the issuance of international health certificates in protest against their working conditions. Represented by the Anffa labor union, they are demanding an increase in their numbers by at least 1,700 to manage the workload from Brazil's $23 billion meat export industry. The industry lobby ABPA warns that these delays could disrupt trade and meat supplies. The labor action began in late January, with talks with the government scheduled for 29 February.
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Brazil health auditors who oversee meat plants will continue to delay the issuance of international health certificates pending talks with the government next week as they protest work conditions, Reuters reported, citing an association representing the auditors on Wednesday. Janus Macedo, head of the Anffa labor union group, said that legally auditors have up to five days to complete a number administrative talks, including issuance of such certificates. As a form of protest for better work conditions, he said they plan to continue using all of that time. "We are doing this firstly to draw attention to the deficiency in the number of auditors, and secondly to push for the restructuring of our career," Macedo said by telephone. Among other demands, Macedo said the government needs to raise the number of federal health auditors by at least 1,700 to keep up with Brazil's $23 billion meat export industry. At the moment there are a total of around 2,300 health auditors and they are ...
Source: Thepigsite
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