Beijing rejects North American pork

by 5m Editor
17 September 2007, at 10:43am

CHINA - Beijing has rejected consignments of pork from the US and Canada because they contain a banned additive – in spite of a domestic shortage of China's staple meat, which pushed inflation to a 10-year high in August.

The body that polices food import standards said the 8.37 tons of frozen pork kidney and 24 tons of frozen pork chops were returned after the discovery of ractopamine residue.

The knockback fits a pattern of Beijing retaliating against US rejections of, and complaints about, the quality and standards of a range of Chinese goods in recent months.

Source: MSNBC

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