The RCMP are investigating the origins of a pork with banned additives that arrived in China with a fake Canadian export certificate.
Frigo Royal, the Quebec-based company named by Chinese officials, handles shipping and does not produce the pork.
International trade minister Jim Carr suggests the pork may have been originated outside of Canada.
Carr says he thinks someone is trying to use the Canadian brand to move product into the Chinese market.
Ottawa and Beijing have been in daily contact to quietly address the matter however, China went public with it.
There is a current ban that affects all Canadian meat exports to China. Canada exported $611M worth of pork and beef to China last year.