WINNIPEG, Manitoba Jan 11 China has approved
four additional Canadian beef-processing plants to ship product
into the Asian country, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz
and International Trade Minister Ed Fast said on Friday.
China will now accept beef from processors Les Viandes
Laroche Inc, based in Asbestos, Quebec; Ryding Regency Meat
Packers Ltd and St. Helen's Meat Packers Ltd in Toronto; and
Canadian Premium Meats Inc in Lacombe, Alberta.
China accepts Canadian deboned beef from cattle under 30
months of age.