An employee sells meat during an inspection by Rio de Janeiro state's consumer protection agency, PROCON, at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 24, 2017. / AFP / Yasuyoshi Chiba
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China lifted its suspension on imports of Brazilian meat on Saturday following clarification of inspection irregularities uncovered in a police investigation into alleged bribery of health officials, Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said.Brazil is the top supplier of beef to China, accounting for about 31 percent of its imports in the first half of last year.On March 20, China suspended imports of all meat products from Brazil, the world's top beef exporter, as a precautionary measure after inspectors there were accused of taking bribes to allow sales of tainted food.
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