Virus-hit meat plants from Britain to Brazil stop shipping to China

Further sales disruptions would be a blow to Europe's pork industry. Foto: Janus Engel

The halting of a British pork plant's sales to China after just a few workers contracted coronavirus highlights the risk that more facilities around the world could see exports disrupted.

China's customs authorities said that a division of the U.K.'s Tulip Ltd. and a beef unit of Brazil's Agra voluntarily stopped shipments to China after some workers tested positive. Tulip said three of its 640 workers at its Tipton, England, site tested positive -- a relatively small amount compared with recent outbreaks at meat plants in Europe and the Americas...

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