SAO PAULO Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said in a report to the European Union’s food safety body on Friday that salmonella with a potential to harm public health had not been detected in lots of poultry due to be exported to the bloc.

In a statement, the ministry also said it was reinforcing the inspection of meatpacking plants that export products to Europe by hiring 300 veterinarians to work alongside federal food safety inspectors.

(Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira; Editing by Tom Brown)