Monday, 24 January, 2022

China partially lifts the embargo on French meat

The French Ministry of Agriculture on Friday welcomed the decision taken by China to partially lift the embargo that had hit French beef since 2001 following mad cow disease. “This decision, taken almost nine years after the recognition by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) of France’s status as a + controlled risk + country, was eagerly awaited, and will apply to the boneless meat of older cattle. less than 30 months, “said the ministry in a press release.

For its part, the French interprofessional organization for cattle and meat (Interbev) welcomed in a press release “excellent news for the French beef industry which will eventually be able to export to China”, the “second largest importer. world of beef with nearly 1.1 million tonnes imported each year “.

In mid-January, the United States announced its decision to reopen its door to French beef imports, for the first time since the imposition of an embargo in 1998 following the bovine spongiform encephalopathy crisis ( BSE), more commonly known as mad cow disease.

(With AFP)