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China suspended permits of 2 Canadian pork producers over labelling issue

Christian Fernsby |
China‘s suspension of two Canadian pork exporters’ permits was due to a labelling problem, the Canadian Pork Council industry group said.

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Canadian Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said on Wednesday that China had suspended imports from two Canadian companies, widening a diplomatic rift between the countries.

Gary Stordy, spokesman for the Canadian Pork Council, which represents hog farmers, said the labels contain basic information such as a shipment’s contents, weight and place of origin.

He could not say what the specific problem was with the labels on shipments from Olymel LP and Drummond Export, the two suspended Canadian companies.

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