February 9, 2006


China bans edible pig products from three European countries



China suspended the imports of edible pig products from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany since Wednesday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.


The reason is that dioxin levels found in the products are higher than the standard, the report said, citing officials with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.


The administration also requires dioxin examinations for edible pig products from the three countries that were being transported before Jan 24, 2006.


It also began to prohibit the imports of feed products of animal sources from the European Union, while applying stricter examinations on feeds of vegetable sources and feed additives from the three countries.