Imagine cutting into rotten meat? Its not that strange a reality as a two year investigation in practices of the Brazilian beef industry has exposed that some of the Latin American countries biggest meat processors have been exporting rotten beef and chicken for years.
The BBC have reported that the much of the rotten meat was exported to Europe.
Operation Weak Flesh was launched in the early hours of Friday in 6 Brazilian states after a 2 year investigation.
Raids were carried out on 194 locations with 1000 officers.
Some processor factory managers attempted to bribe health inspectors and politicians to get their certificates for produce the investigation has also revealed.
JBS the world largest beef exporter has also been included in the more than 30 companies implicit in unhygienic practices.
"They used acid and other chemicals to mask the aspect of the product. In some cases, the products used were carcinogenic," the police said.
In other cases, potato, water and even cardboard paper was mixed with chicken meat to increase profits.
JBS has a net revenue of soome $55bn and exports to sme 150 countries.