China Places Immediate Ban on Canadian Meat Imports


by Kayla Sargent

On June 25, China placed an immediate ban on meat imports from Canada after the discovery of a falsified export certificate.  A Chinese Embassy spokesperson said Chinese Customs authorities found residue from ractopamine, a feed additive intended to promote leanness, in a batch of Canadian pork products destined for the country.  The additive is banned in China.

The Chinese



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