Brazil meat exporters sign declarations requested by Chinese authorities

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SAO PAULO, June 23 (Reuters) – Brazilian meat processors JBS SA, BRF, Minerva and Manfrig have signed declarations at the request of Chinese authorities, saying their exports are free of the novel coronavirus, according to company sources and a statement.

BRF, the world’s largest chicken exporter, said in a statement on Tuesday that it had signed a declaration of coronavirus-free exports to China. The company added there was no evidence that the disease is transmitted by food.

The three other firms declined to comment.

A source close to Manfrig said the declaration requested by Chinese authorities was valid for cargoes en route to China and new contracts.

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