China suspended meat imports from 3 Brazilian companies, for concerns related to covid, according to the General Administration of Customs.
The one-week suspension, communicated this Saturday to the Brazilian embassy in Beijing, targets meat producing units from JBS, Marfrig and Naturafrig, three of Brazil´s biggest exporters.
According to experts from the agency, nucleic acid of the new coronavirus was identified in the packaging of the products.
The customs administration asked the Brazilian embassy to inform the authorities “as soon as possible” and requested an investigation into the incident, according to Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico.
Meat producers from other countries were also notified and had their exports suspended, including in Argentina, Pakistan, Greenland, India and Peru.