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Brazil confirms that two meat suppliers’ exports to China have been suspended

15 December 2020

China has temporarily suspended meat imports from two Brazilian companies over COVID-19 concerns.

Reuters reports that newspaper O Estado de S Paulo on 11 December said that China halted meat imports from privately-owned Naturafrig Alimentos Ltda and Plena Alimentos after detecting traces of the novel coronavirus in food packaging.


In an email to Reuters, Brazil's agriculture ministry confirmed the suspension but did not provide any further details. Naturafrig and Plena did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Since the coronavirus pandemic started, Chinese authorities have temporarily banned imports from other Brazilian purveyors, including BRF SA and JBS SA. Some of the suspensions have been already lifted.

Citing the Chinese customs authority, the O Estado report said that the ban would last one week.

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Source: Reuters


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