Brazil has agreed to compensate those impacted by the diethylene glycol beer poisoning incident in 2020.

The deal between the Public Ministry of Minas Gerais (MPMG) and Cervejaria Três Lobos deals with compensation for sickened victims after consuming a beer produced by the company, Cervejaria Backer.

Ten people died, and

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This year has been dominated by the global coronavirus pandemic but it also held many other surprises such as contaminated beer in Brazil, pesticide residues in seeds from India, and approval of cell-based meat in Singapore.

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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
Continue Reading Police find deadly Backer beer contamination was an accident

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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