China restricts imports of Australian chilled beef

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China has restricted imports of Australian chilled beef, Australia's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry said on Friday.

China has said chilled beef imports must now be approved, a spokeswoman at the agriculture department said. She said the Australian government was working with China and the meat industry to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Ed Davies)