(Yicai Global) June 26 -- The Chinese Embassy in Canada has asked the Canadian government to stop signing off on meat exports to China starting today, it confirmed to press today.
Chinese customs found ractopamine, a lean meat powder forbidden in China, in pork recently imported from the North American country, the embassy said. Further investigation by the Chinese party also discovered 188 forged veterinary certificates on batches of Canadian pork, it added.
The embassy has asked Canadian regulators to investigate and take corrective action as soon as possible to ensure the safety of food exports.
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