Brazil will send a team of experts to the United States to seek clarification about the methods it uses to test processed meat imports for residues, the agriculture ministry said.

Brazil's government imposed a ban on exports of processed meat to the U.S. after a shipment of meat had to be recalled by meat packer JBS when U.S. authorities said it showed traces of a medicine exceeding the limit.

Nelmon Costa, director at the agriculture ministry's department for the inspection of animal-derived products said the ministry requested details on tests used on that beef but a methodology provided by the U.S. lacked key details.

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