China suspends pork and beef shipped from Canada

The Chinese government has suspended Canadian meat imports due to counterfeit veterinary health certificates attached to pork products.

The government statement said it found ractopamine in pork imports, which is banned in China.

China requested that the Canadian government suspend the issuance of meat certificates for export to China on June 25.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has accepted the Chinese request and has ceased issuing certificates for all beef and pork products. An investigation into the health certificates by the Chinese found that 188 forged certificates were sent through Canada’s official notification channel.