(MENAFN) China was announced to have imposed a ban on all Canadian meat products following the G20 Summit that Japan hosted.
This move further worsened ties between China and Canada, although China explained that it made the decision due to detection of residue of a feed additive in pork products.
In a statement, the Chinese embassy in Canada announced: "the subsequent investigation revealed that the official veterinary health certificates attached to the batch of pork exported to China were counterfeit and the number of those forgery certificates was up to 188."
Canadian "identified an issue involving inauthentic export certificates" and authorities are looking into the matter, unveiled Agricultural Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau.
However, minister Bibeau assured that the matter is a "technical issue".
Bibeau further added: "the Canadian food system is one of the best in the world and we are confident in the safety of Canadian products and Canadian exports."