Shipments to China from JBS plant Brazil can resume after a ban on products from the plant was lifted. The ban was implemented in 2020 over COVID-19-related concerns. The trade bans were put in place after the plant had to temporarily halt production in 2020 after outbreaks of COVID-19 occurred among workers at the facilities, despite the World Health Organization (WHO) stating that there is no evidence that people can catch COVID-19 through food or through food packaging.
With the lifting of the plant ban, China no longer has a ban on any of JBS’ Brazilian plants. JBS now has 25 plants in Brazil that are eligible to ship products to China, the company said.