August 30, 2022
Tyson Foods pork plant in Indiana state, US suspended from exporting to China
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Tyson Foods' pork processing plant in Logansport, Indiana state, US has been suspended from exporting goods to China, Channel News Asia reported.
The agency announced that the suspension took effect on August 29.
The USDA and Tyson Foods did not provide an explanation for the suspension of exports from the Tyson Fresh Meats plant to China.
Tyson Foods said they collaborate with the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure that they produce all of their food in strict accordance with governmental safety requirements.
The company said they are certain that our products are secure and are optimistic that discussions between the governments of the United States and China will put an end to this issue.
Because of concerns about importing COVID-19, China has previously prohibited the import of meat from different processing plants in several different countries. The risk of the virus spreading on surfaces is low, according to most international health organisations.
Tyson stated in 2020 that the facility employed over 2,200 people and produced three million pounds of ham each day.
- Channel News Asia