x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Saudi Arabia suspends imports of Brazilian beef over mad cow disease

The kingdom is the largest country to halt purchases following confirmation of a 2010 case of atypical mad cow disease.

Saudi Arabia has suspended imports of Brazilian beef, Brazil's agriculture ministry said yesterday.

The kingdom is the largest country to halt purchases following confirmation of a 2010 case of atypical mad cow disease.

The decision follows Egypt's ban of beef on Monday from Parana state. Egypt will continue to import from other Brazilian states.