BRASILIA, April 15 (Reuters) – China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) has suspended imports from three Brazilian beef exporters – JBS SA, Marfrig and Naturafrig – for one week, the newspaper Valor Economico reported, citing a statement sent to Brazil’s embassy in Beijing.
The decision affects four plants located in Mato Grosso and São Paulo and will take effect on Saturday.
According to the statement, technicians identified the presence of nucleic acid from the new coronavirus on the external packaging of four batches of frozen products from these companies sent to China.
The companies did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
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