China suspends poultry imports from Tyson Foods after coronavirus cases at Arkansas plant

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China said Sunday that it has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson Foods facility where hundreds have tested positive for the coronavirus.

China's General Administration of Customs office announced the suspension Sunday in a news release noting the company "recently occurred employees with new pneumonia aggregation infection."

Tyson Foods said Sunday it was looking into the reports and confirmed the facility in question was in Springdale, Arkansas.

"At Tyson, our top priority is the health and safety of our team members, and we work closely with the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure that we produce all of our food in full compliance with government safety requirements," Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson said in an email to The Associated Press.