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MoneyChina to suspend pork imports from third Canadian firm as dispute with Ottawa deepens

19:46  18 june  2019
19:46  18 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Exclusive: Canada says China will increase examination of meat imports

Exclusive: Canada says China will increase examination of meat imports Exclusive: Canada says China will increase examination of meat imports

“( China ) will suspend imports of pork products shipped since April 30 by Canadian companies with codes Canada - China ties turned icy last December when police in Vancouver arrested Huawei Canada , the world’s third -largest pork exporter, has shipped more pork this year to China , where

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ OTTAWA — China has suspended pork imports from two Canadian companies, according to an interview with Canada 's agricultural minister and a Chinese customs document, marking the latest irritant in a widening diplomatic dispute .

China to suspend pork imports from third Canadian firm as dispute with Ottawa deepens © Reuters/Hyungwon Kang FILE PHOTO: Canadian pork shoulders prepped on butcher's counter at North Hill Meats in Toronto

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will block pork imports from a third Canadian firm after a shipment was found to contain the banned feed additive ractopamine, the customs agency said on Tuesday, deepening a trade and diplomatic dispute with Canada.

The firm in question is Frigo Royal Inc, the agency said on its Wechat account. Ractopamine is used in some countries to make leaner pigs but China does not allow its use or tolerate residues in imported meat.

China will also strengthen inspections for the residue in all pork imports from Canada, the notice from the General Administration of Customs said. Quebec-based Frigo Royal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ OTTAWA - China has suspended pork imports from two Canadian companies Canadian farm exports run into Chinese wall amid diplomatic dispute . Since then, China has Canada , the world's third -largest pork exporter, has shipped more pork this year to China

Canada 's agricultural minister and a Chinese customs document confirmed that China suspended pork imports from two Canadian companies. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said last week that Canadian pork shipments to China were delayed due to the outdated forms, which certify that

China halted pork imports from two other Canadian producers, Olymel LP and Drummond Export, in April because of labeling problems. It has also blocked imports of canola.

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Relations between China and Canada nosedived last December after Vancouver police detained Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co, on a U.S. arrest warrant. Beijing is demanding her return.

Canadian government officials said this month they had been warned by China that it would step up inspections of meat imports after "recent cases of non-compliance" in pork shipments.

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Canadian Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has told Reuters that department officials have told her that two Quebec-based pork producers have had their export permits to China revoked.

China has suspended the export permits of two Canadian pork exporters, including Quebec-based Olymel LP, apparently over package mislabelling amid China has since arrested two Canadians and halted canola imports from two Canadian companies. Ottawa has been unable to follow up on the

Katie Hawkins, a spokeswoman for Canadian Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, said federal food inspectors were probing the latest case.

"We stand by our system and our strong reputation as reliable suppliers of quality products worldwide," she said by email.

The Chinese customs notice said authorities in the port of Nanjing had detected ractopamine residue in a batch of Frigo Royal pork on June 3.

China had previously warned Canada that it would open all containers of Canadian meat and, in some cases, inspect 100% of the contents.

Many Canadian farmers started raising pigs without ractopamine in 2013 to boost exports to China. https://reut.rs/2RkTWCB. Pork exporters, feed manufacturers and hog farms in Canada now enroll in a government program that certifies pork was produced without ractopamine, said Gary Stordy, spokesman for the Canadian Pork Council farmer group.

"We have confidence in the program, the scrutiny and the testing that takes place," he said.

Elanco Animal Health Inc , the manufacturer of Paylean, the commercial name for the ractopamine feed ingredient, could not be immediately reached. On its website, it lists Paylean as available in the United States but not in Canada.

In the first four months of 2019, China was Canada's third-biggest pork export market, taking in $310 million ($231.41 million) of Canada's pork, according to Statistics Canada.

(Additional reporting by Dominique Patton in Beijing, David Ljunggren in Ottawa and Rod Nickel in Winnipeg; Editing by Susan Thomas and Alistair Bell)

'Money out of our pockets': Ottawa meat producers frustrated by China ban.
Pork and beef farmers in the Ottawa area say they're frustrated and disappointed agricultural producers are suffering because of a Chinese embargo on their products and hope the Canadian government steps in quickly to mend the trade dispute. China suspended the import of all meat products from Canada after Chinese officials said they found residue of a restricted feed additive called ractopamine in a pork shipment. "You can't prepare for something like this," said Dwight Foster, owner of North Gower Grains. Foster is a beef farmer who also grows grain and forage crops.

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