China tightens checks on Canadian meat
China is increasing inspection on meat products arriving from
According to China's quality watchdog, Chinese authorities have increased
inspection and quarantine measures on meat products which are imported from a
Canadian company involved in a fatal bacterial outbreak.
It has been discovered that nine people in Canada had been confirmed of
dying from listeriosis due to contaminated meat products of Maple Leaf
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and
Quarantine said in a statement that the company's Toronto plant 97B, where the
pollution happened, never sold products to China or obtained licenses to, while
Canada had halted China-bound exports from the company's other related
"We would closely watch the situation and take timely measures to keep the
tainted products out for the safety of Chinese consumers," said the
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