China has suspended imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases among workers, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council said on Tuesday.
Major importers ban Brazil shipments after food-safety scandal.
Brazilian officials expect to resume fresh beef exports to the United States in early 2018.
U.S. beef exports continue to remain strong, according to USMEF. The Federation released its year-end numbers on 2019 export sales last week, and it says beef exports are down slightly from the record year of 2018.
President Michel Temer called Brazil's scandal over the sale of expired meat an embarrassment Tuesday as more countries suspended some meat imports from the South American nation.
EU seeking information from Brazil and may schedule meeting. While President Temer calls emergency meeting in Brasilia for diplomats.
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The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.