Imports Halted: Ractopamine Found in JBS Beef

The ban on U.S. beef imports from JBS’s plant in Greeley, Colorado, and the suspension of meat and poultry exports from Cool Port Oakland in California, both due to the detection of ractopamine, a feed additive banned in China, has had a significant impact on the beef industry. JBS, the world’s largest beef producer, is working closely with authorities to resolve the issue. The USDA FSIS is also investigating the matter, which has caused a noticeable slump in cattle futures. This incident follows a lawsuit filed earlier this year against the FDA to reconsider ractopamine approvals due to health and animal welfare concerns, further highlighting the seriousness of the situation.

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