China suspends import of chicken meat from an outbreak factory at Tyson Foods
Chinese authorities have suspended the import of chicken products from a factory under Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) to Chinese companies. The reason given by Chinese officials is that someone in the factory was infected with the new coronavirus.
According to the General Administration of Customs of China, the suspension order issued on Sunday covers products that have arrived or are about to arrive in China. The order of the General Administration of Customs did not specify how much chicken was supplied by the above-mentioned factories of Tyson Foods, nor did it specify other details of the related products.
Tyson Foods is the largest meat supplier in the United States in terms of sales. A spokesperson for the company said on Sunday that the company is investigating reports related to a chicken factory in Springdale, Arkansas.
The spokesman said: "At Tyson Foods, we attach great importance to the health and safety of our team members. We work closely with the Food Safety Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture to ensure that all foods we produce fully comply with government safety requirements. "