Reuters is reporting that Tyson Foods' Logansport, Ind. plant has been suspended from exporting products to China, effective August 29. Neither the plant nor the USDA have indicated why exports were halted.
This isn't the first time China has halted meat imports. Food Processing reported in June 2020 that China required meat exporters to certify their products came from facilities following 'anti-pandemic safety standards. In early 2021, China restricted imports on frozen foods over fears of coronavirus being on the packaging of frozen food products. Most health agencies throughout the world have said the risk of the virus spreading on surfaces is low.
Tyson Foods' Logansport, Ind. plant was in the news in April 2020 when it suspended operations so the 2,200 employees at the facility could undergo coronavirus testing. The pork processing facility produces three million pounds of pork daily.