May 28, 2018 / 10:20 PM / 6 months ago

Brazil lost 120,000 tonnes in meat exports in truck strike - ABPA

A customer looks for meat at a street market in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian meat group ABPA said on Monday the country lost 120,000 tonnes in potential chicken and pork meat exports since truckers began a strike that has blocked roads for eight days.

ABPA said 70 million chickens had perished for lack of feed, up from 64 million on Sunday, adding that farmers were running out of space to dispose of their carcasses. The potential massive loss of animals is posing risks to the environment and public health, ABPA said.

Reporting by Ana Mano; Editing by Tom Brown

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