Chilean pork sales affected by Korean ruling
Chilean pork exports are expected to fall by around
15% this year, following the closure of the South Korean market due to concerns
over dioxin contamination.
In August, South Korea suspended imports of Chilean
pork after detecting unacceptable levels of dioxins in shipments. Chilean
officials have blamed the contamination on batches of feed containing zinc
oxide. The Chilean government has sent documentation to South Korea clarifying
the origins of the contamination and outlining measures taken to prevent a
repeat of the problem.
The South Korean market accounted for around a
third of all Chilean pork exports prior to the ban.Click here for
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