Brazilian and Argentine Beef Exports to China Suspended After Covid-19 in Packaging

Chinese customs said it will further enhance inspection on cold-chain imported foods in a bid to prevent the risk of imported COVID-19 infections as winter approaches and the world sees a surge in confirmed cases.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two beef producers from Brazil and one from Argentina have had their exports to China suspended for one week after packaging of their products tested positive for traces of COVID-19, customs said. China's General Administration of Customs (GAC) made the announcement.

On December 1, customs also announced it would suspend another beef producer from Argentina for one week, following other restrictions made for imported ribbon fish from Indonesia and shrimps from India.

GAC said on November 16 that a total of 140 cold-chain food producers from 50 countries have been inspected and 22 . . .

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