THE EUROPEAN Union is to suspend Chinese imports of rabbit meat and poultry following the discovery of "serious deficiencies" in China's medical residue control system and "problems related to the use of banned substances in the veterinary field." The products are all meant for human consumption or for use in animal feed.

The temporary ban, proposed by the European Commission, has been backed up by the findings of the EU's Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) following a recent mission to China. Brussels said the situation would be looked ...

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