The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called for an end to a trade dispute Saturday that has cost U.S. pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year, according to Iowa State University Economist Dermot Hayes.
A “misunderstanding” by China’s Xiamen Airlines resulted in a short-lived ban on serving pork. Xiamen Airlines resumed serving pork on flights after measures taken to tackle African swine fever were explained.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service officials report a cluster of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Long Phung Food Products ready-to-eat pork patty rolls produced by 165368 C. Corporation.
The United States corn production forecast decreased to 14.63 billion bushels, down 152 million bushels from the October forecast. At 178.9 bu. per acre, the yield decrease of 1.8 bu. came in below pre-report estimates.
Fear of African swine fever (ASF) is on the rise in China and beyond. Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with ASF.