Chile placed a temporary ban on meat imported from Colombia, citing an outbreak there of foot-and-mouth disease.
Chile’s government authority responsible for grain and livestock cited an outbreak of the highly contagious ailment in the eastern Colombian department of Arauca as the reason for the move.
Officials in Santiago said the ban would remain in effect until they are convinced that the outbreak has been brought under control.
Shipments of Colombian meat to Chile began just last month, after an exhaustive, years-long approval process.
Via Manila Bulletin