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The USDA decision to completely suspend Brazil's imports of fresh meat, announced yesterday, raised market fears over the risk that other relevant buyers will halt the entry of Brazilian protein. The concern is due to the very short timespan between the nonconformities alleged by the Americans and investigations known as "Weak Meat Operation."

US-brazil-062317.jpg The U.S. has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil due to recurring concerns about the safety of the products. The suspension of shipments from Brazil, the fifth largest exporter of beef to the U.S., will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or USDA said in a statement.

capitol-062017.jpg Senate Republicans plan to vote on their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as next week, although the results of a CBS News poll show the vast majority of Americans are unclear about what the legislation will do. Seventy-six percent of Americans said they have not heard enough about the GOP healthcare plan.

Merck (MRK) said that it has accepted the external Data Monitoring Committee recommendation to pause new enrollment on KEYNOTE-183 and KEYNOTE-185, two studies exploring KEYTRUDA treatment in combination with other therapies in the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The company noted that the pause is...

ChefBoyardee-061217.jpg Food products maker Conagra has recalled over 700 thousand pounds of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatball products due to "misbranding and undeclared allergens."

Oliveoil-060617.jpg Much has been written about the benefits of olive oil, which forms a part and parcel of Mediterranean diet.

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