China to block pork imports from third Canadian firm over banned additive
Dispute with Ottawa deepens as a shipment of pork is found to contain ractopamine
Beijing — China will block pork imports from a third Canadian firm after a shipment was found to contain the banned feed additive ractopamine, the customs agency said on Tuesday, deepening a trade and diplomatic dispute with Canada.
The firm in question is Frigo Royal, the agency said. Ractopamine is used in some countries to make leaner pigs but China does not allow its use or tolerate residues in imported meat.