Over 60% of Canada’s production that was previously eligible for export to China is currently suspended.
In 2020, China suspended the export eligibility of several slaughterhouses from around the globe as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks in those facilities. A number of Canadian pork processing plants are awaiting resumption of export eligibility to China.
According to a USDA report, over 60% of Canada’s production that was previously eligible for export to China, is currently suspended due to reported COVID-19 cases in slaughter plants. In many situations, these cases date back several months and these plants are not necessarily experiencing an active COVID-19 outbreak. At present, there is not a timeline for resuming export eligibility to China in these plants established. The report also says that Canadian meat processors are voluntarily suspending exports to China if a COVID-19 case is identified at the plant.
Source : 2021/ USDA/ United States via pig333.com (17/09/2021)
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