China has banned meat imports from three U.S. pork plants and two poultry plants. Reuters quoted the USDAreporting that no reasons had been given for this decision.

The pork plants are: Tar Heel, N.C.; the John Morrell & Co pork plant, Sioux City, Iowa; the Seaboard Foods pork plant at Guymon, Okla.

The poultry plants are: Equity Group-KY Division poultry plant at Albany, Ky.; and the Mountaire Farms poultry plant at Selbyville, Del.