Brazil beef exporter & British pork plant suspend shipments to China over virus

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(Reuters) – China, the world’s top meat importer, said on Tuesday a Brazilian beef exporter and a pork plant in Britain had voluntarily suspended exports because of coronavirus infections.

Many meat exporting nations, such as Brazil and the United States, have seen thousands of cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, among workers in meat plants.

Brazil’s Agra Agroindustrial De Alimentos S.A. had voluntarily halted beef exports to China after a virus infection among its workforce, the General Administration of Customs said on its website.

In a separate statement on its Weibo social media account, the department added that Britain’s Tulip had voluntarily suspended all pork exports from its Tipton plant in the West Midlands because of a virus outbreak.

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