SOUTH AMERICA: BSE concerns reshape beef procurement for fastfood chains
Global concern over BSE is driving fastfood chains in South America to favour local beef suppliers. The pressure to use local suppliers is especially intense in the beef producing nations of the southern cone. In Chile, McDonald's and Burger Inn announced this year that they will no longer source beef from outside the county. In order to win contracts with major fastfood chains, Chile's leading beef suppliers must certify their beef is raised and processed domestically.
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