China Suspends Pork Imports From Brazil Slaughterhouse

Since the beginning of the pandemic, China has suspended imports of 11 slaughterhouses and 1 fish unit from Brazil, because of concerns over Covid-19 infections.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - China has suspended importations from the main slaughterhouse of cooperative Aurora in Chapecó, Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Although no further reasons were communicated, it is likely the ban is related to fears over Covid-19.

The information about the suspension was shared last week by Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), after Chinese communication just before New Year. The ministry said that China had “requested information on Covid-19 cases at the facility” and justified the suspension by “concerns” regarding this unit without giving further details.

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