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Brazilian authorities uncover group selling horse meat to restaurants

15 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

Authorities have arrested six people after finding horse meat being sold for use in burgers in a state of southern Brazil.
They were arrested in Caxias do Sul as part of an operation led by the Public Prosecutor's Office of Rio Grande do Sul.
Operation Hipo began two months ago after authorities received a complaint about the possible sale of meat and unlicensed slaughter of horses that could have been going on for at least seven months.
About 70 officers from the ministry and other agencies participated in the action, which included 15 search and seizure warrants. The objective was to...
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