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January 18, 2017
The recent discovery of naproxen in Brazilian horsemeat has led HSI/Europe to sound the alarm bell about the safety of horsemeat imports from outside the European Union. This substance, which is prohibited for use in food animals, was identified in horse meat shipped from Brazil to Belgium.
January 16, 2017
Industry giants Cargill and International Meal Company commit to 100 percent cage-free egg supply chains in Brazil
Cargill Brazil, one of the country’s main food producers, and International Meal Company, one of Brazil’s largest restaurant companies, with 271 locations in Brazil, Colombia, Panama and the United States, announced today that they will source exclusively cage-free eggs in their supply chains.
December 19, 2016
Brazil Fast Food Corporation (BFFC), which operates approximately 1,250 restaurants in Brazil, including Bob’s, Yoggi, Doggis, Pizza Hut, and KFC, has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain.
November 28, 2016
Seeking to sustain the Supreme Federal Court decision that vaquejadas, a type of bullfighting event prevalent in Northeastern Brazil, are unconstitutional, HSI is urging Brazilian President Michel Temer to veto a bill that would protect this violent, cruel event as a cultural heritage.
May 17, 2016
HSI applauded the city of Goiania, the capital of Goias state, for becoming Brazil’s second state capital to ban products made by force-feeding animals. This is the method used to produce foie gras, in which ducks are typically force fed to increase the size of their livers.