An investigation by police in a Brazilian state has found the contamination of beer which killed seven people was an accident likely caused by a manufacturing defect.

Almost 30 people were poisoned by diethylene glycol after drinking beer from the Backer brewery.

Police in Minas Gerais found a leak in
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More than 20 people are suspected to have been poisoned and four have died in Brazil after drinking contaminated batches of beer. Tests have found diethylene glycol in 32 lots of 10 Backer beers.

Officials from the Minas Gerais State Department of Health recommended no beer produced by Backer should
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BRF S.A. has recalled more than 450 tons of fresh chicken because of potential Salmonella contamination.

Approximately 164.7 metric tons of chicken was destined to the Brazilian domestic market and 299.6 tons for international markets but the company did not say which countries. A total of 744 tons was distributed
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Almost 3,000 people fell ill and nearly 350 were hospitalized in 30 produce-related outbreaks over a six-year period in Brazil, according to researchers.

The study published in Food Quality and Safety identified foodborne outbreaks associated with fruit and vegetable consumption in Brazil from 2008 to 2014. They resulted in 2,926
Continue Reading Study identifies rate of outbreaks linked to produce in Brazil