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“Tit for Tat” or Equivalent Retaliation

In not a very surprising development, AP reports that China Halts Imports On U.S. Meats citing Safety Concerns, Chinese Officials Reject Meat From Several U.S. Processors

China has suspended imports from several major U.S. meat processors, including the world’s largest, in the latest indication the government may be retaliating as its products are turned back from overseas because of safety concerns.  Frozen poultry products from Tyson Foods Inc., the world’s largest meat processor, were found to be contaminated with salmonella, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on its Web site late Friday.  Other imports barred by China included frozen chicken feet from Sanderson Farms, Inc. tainted with residue of an anti-parasite drug, as well as frozen pork ribs from Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. containing a leanness-enhancing feed additive, the AQSIQ said.