Indiana Tyson pork plant suspended from exporting to China

No reason was given for the suspension
calendar icon 30 August 2022
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Tyson Foods Inc's pork processing plant in Logansport, Indiana, has been suspended from exporting products to China, Reuters reported, citing the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday.

The suspension is effective 29 August, the agency said.

Neither USDA nor the company on Monday said why exports to China from the Tyson Fresh Meats plant has been halted.

In a statement to Reuters, Tyson said, "We work closely with the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure that we produce all of our food in full compliance with government safety requirements. We're confident our products are safe and we're hopeful consultations between the US and Chinese governments will resolve this matter."

China has banned meat imports from various processing plants in several countries in the past, over concerns of importing coronavirus. Most global health agencies have said the risk of the virus spreading on surfaces is low.

In 2020, Tyson reported that the plant had more than 2,200 employees and produced three million pounds of pork daily.

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