China has approved the first U.S. beef and pork processing plants for exports in nearly a year.
Erin Borror, vice president for economic analysis, with the US Meat Export Federation, says the announcement is good news for the beef and pork industries. “Up until about December of last year, that process was working,” she says. “And then this year we hadn’t seen any plant list updates. The good news is China did update the establishment lists and that update included 12 pork establishments and 18 beef establishments.”
She says there is still a lot of export growth opportunity for U.S.