Beijing has ordered the suspension of Canadian pork imports after discovering a feed additive in the delivered batch of pork imports. Relations between China and Canada have already been soured from few months over the detention of Huawei executive in Vancouver.
Chinese authorities further investigated and discovered more than 188 attached health certificates as forged. China has requested Canada to take proper steps to ensure food safety and quality. Meanwhile, the Asian country has immediately canceled all the pork imports from Canadian enterprises to ensure the wellbeing of Chinese consumers. Bejing took the decision after authorities found ractopamine residues in imported Canadian goods.
A statement from the Chinese embassy in Ottawa expressed hope that Canada will take effective steps to make sure the safe availability of food further to Chinese consumers. Since few months, China-Canada relations have been intensified over Huawei executive arrest. Ms. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, held at Vancouver airport in December. Officials arrested her over allegations of breaking United States sanctions on Iran. China also arrested two Canadians in retaliation of Huawei executive arrest.
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