it has almost all of the imports of pork meat from the Netherlands were on strike. This is probably due to the occurrence of the COVID of 19 employees from four large slaughterhouses. These companies are, for the most part, the vleesexport in China.
The ban has been in force since Sunday, and it was carried out without an official explanation. The slaughterhouses are not able to deliver, have in common is that they are, piece by piece, coronabesmettingen among their employees and have not been reported.
A spokesman for the Dutch ministry of Agriculture, said in a statement that China may be on the search for the source of the new infectiegolf in the country. "It is thought possible that the infection originated from imported meat." It is the opinion of the ministry, however, has no scientific evidence for the spread of the virus through food or in packaging materials.
In the debate about tougher inspections, < / p> In a slaughterhouse in the Netherlands and in the rest of Europe for many migrants. They work, are often close to each other and to be away from work to be found in common tiny housing. This can result of infectious diseases can easily spread. The corona virus took hold of the last few months, soon to be surrounded by such a business.
The four of slaughterhouses, which are now no longer be able to make it to China are usually responsible for the largest share of imports of pork throughout the country. In 2019, exported to the Netherlands, for approximately 377 million to China, according to recent figures from the Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).
The spokesman for the ministry said the government will be happy to talk with China in order to meet the requirements of, for example, more stringent inspections to ensure compliance. "In other European countries, it is done through the installation of video cameras. We will be happy to cooperate with such a request."