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·         China says Brazilian beef exporter voluntarily suspended exports due to COVID-19 infections

·         China says Brazil beef exporter, British pork plant suspend shipments over virus

 

 

China says Brazilian beef exporter voluntarily suspended exports due to COVID-19 infections

 

The Cattle Site

23 June 2020

 

Brazilian beef exporter suspends shipments to China due to novel coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants.

 

Reuters reports that China, the world’s largest meat importer, said that Brazil’s Agra Agroindustrial De Alimentos SA had voluntarily halted beef exports to China after a virus infection among its workforce, the General Administration of Customs said on its website.

 

Many meat exporting nations, such as Brazil and the United States, have seen thousands of cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, among workers in meat plants.

 

China has stepped up inspections of meat imports after a new cluster of virus infections in Beijing was linked to the capital's huge Xinfadi wholesale food market.

 

Beijing has started testing meat, seafood and fresh produce, with some major Chinese ports opening all meat and seafood containers for virus tests.

 

Last week, Chinese custom...

 

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China says Brazil beef exporter, British pork plant suspend shipments over virus

 

Reporting by Shivani Singh, Colin Qian and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Tom Hogue and Clarence Fernandez, Reuters

June 22, 2020

 

(Reuters) - China, the world’s top meat importer, said on Tuesday a Brazilian beef exporter and a pork plant in Britain had voluntarily suspended exports because of coronavirus infections.

 

Many meat exporting nations, such as Brazil and the United States, have seen thousands of cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, among workers in meat plants.

 

Brazil’s Agra Agroindustrial De Alimentos S.A. had voluntarily halted beef exports to China after a virus infection among its workforce, the General Administration of Customs said on its website.

 

In a separate statement on its Weibo social media account, the department added that Britain’s Tulip had voluntarily suspended all pork exports from its Tipton plant in the West Midlands because of a virus outbreak.

 

China has stepped up inspections of meat imports after a new cluster of virus infections in Beijing was linked to the capital’s huge Xinfadi wholesale food market.

 

Beijing has started testing meat, seafood and fresh produce, with some major Chinese ports opening all meat and seafood containers for virus tests.

 

Last week, Chinese customs asked food exporters for signed declarations that their produce was free of virus contamination...

 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-china-meat-idUKKBN23U0D1