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Backer fined for fatal beer contamination in Brazil

7 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

A brewery in Brazil linked to a fatal beer contamination incident in 2020 has been fined almost U.S. $1 million.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply ordered Cervejaria Backer to pay $5 million Brazilian Real and reported the fine can no longer be appealed.
Penalties were imposed for a number of deficiencies detected by officials during the investigation including communication with MAPA about the factory layout; changing the composition of beers without prior notice; commercializing drinks without proper registration and for producing, bottling; and commercializing 39 batches...
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