add Chinese customs statement on Thursday
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Sept 30 (Reuters) – China on Wednesday said it would temporarily suspend imports from a beef plant owned by Brazilian meatpacker Minerva SA BEEF3.SA for a week, in the latest suspension amid concerns over coronavirus contamination in Brazilian meat plants.
The Chinese customs authority said in a statement on its website dated Wednesday that the suspension would take effect on Thursday and last for one week, after which imports could resume.
The statement did not give a reason for the suspension and identified the facility by its registration number as a plant in the Barretos municipality of Sao Paulo state.
According to a Chinese customs statement issued on Thursday, the authority said the suspension came after a package of frozen boneless beef from Minerva SA had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Minerva declined to comment. The company is South America’s