China bans meat imports from three more US producers

May 21, 2008

China has placed three more U.S. processors on its list of banned importers, according to a USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service report. Until further notice, products produced or stored at Swift Pork Co., Louisville, Ky.; Mountaire Farms, Lumber Bridge, N.C.; and Meadowbrook Farms Cooperative, Rantoul, Ill., are ineligible to export to China, effective immediately. Meat and poultry products produced at other facilities from raw materials originating from these establishments are not eligible for export products to China either.

According to FSIS, these latest de-listings brings the tally of U.S. meat and poultry establishments that China has identified as ineligible to ship product into the country to 16 including:

Est. 85B, Cargill Meat Solutions, Beardstown, IL
Est. 85O, Cargill Meat Solutions, Ottumwa, IA, effective August 7, 2007 (includes hog casings).
Est. 244W, Tyson Fresh Meats, Waterloo, IA, effective June 1, 2007.
Est. 791, Hatfield Quality Meats, Hatfield, PA, effective August 15, 2007.
Est. 995, Swift Pork Company, Louisville, KY, effective May 7, 2008.
Est. 1019, Kralis Bros. Foods, Inc., Mentone, IN, effective February 3, 2008.
Est. 1620, Quality Pork Processors Inc., Austin, MN, effective January 8, 2008.
Est. P-6510, Peco Foods, Bay Springs, MS, effective July 13, 2007.
Est. P-7100, Tyson Foods Inc, Nashville, AR, effective June 6, 2007.
Est. P-7264, Sanderson Farms, Hammond, LA, effective June 11, 2007.
Est. P-7470, Mountaire Farms Inc., Lumber Bridge, NC, effective May 7, 2008.
Est. P-7927, Allen Family Foods Inc., Hurlock, MD, effective January 8, 2008.
Est. P-17500, Pilgrims Pride Corporation, Russellville, AL, effective January 8, 2008.
Est. 17564, Indiana Packers Corp., Delphi, IN, effective August 15, 2007.
Est. 31559, Meadowbrook Farms Cooperative, Rantoul, IL, effective May 7, 2008.
Est. P-32182, Sanderson Farms, Moultrie, GA, effective June 1, 2007.

The 2007 ban was due to contaminants including salmonella, feed additives and veterinary drugs.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/China_Requirements/index.asp

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