Beijing is ordering importers to avoid frozen food from countries where the Coronavirus has spread

according to statement From the Beijing Municipal Trade Bureau, “Customs and local governments have repeatedly detected the Coronavirus in imported cold chain foods, proving the risk of contamination.”

The office urged importers to closely monitor the epidemic situation around the world and “take the initiative to avoid importing cold chain foods from the regions hard hit by the epidemic.” Companies are also being directed to improve warning and reporting mechanisms, and to quickly inform authorities if a product test result is positive.

Health authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have said, The likelihood of contracting coronavirus through food is lowBut China, which has largely eliminated domestic transmission of the virus, is on high alert for possible recontamination.
Last month, a batch of frozen chicken wings were imported from Brazil Coronavirus has been tested in the southern city of ShenzhenOne of the many incidents in which the virus was discovered on food products.

These incidents led to increased checks on imported foods across the country, and tightened checks on products coming from places hard hit by the epidemic, such as Brazil.

As of September 7, China has stopped imports from dozens of food companies in at least 19 countries and regions where workers have contracted the coronavirus, according to Government media.
Last week, the General Administration of Customs of China Advertise “Emergency precautions” against a Norwegian company after a frozen seafood package tested positive for the virus.

Customs officials said on Saturday that samples taken from the external packaging of Russian imported aquatic products in Shandong Province had tested positive for the Coronavirus, while Chinese customs said on Friday that the inner packaging of a batch of frozen fish from Brazil had also tested positive for the virus.

China National Health Commission He said Monday There were no new cases of locally transmitted viruses in the past 24 hours, or any new deaths associated with the epidemic.
According to a tally by Johns Hopkins UniversityThere are 90,483 confirmed cases of coronavirus in China and 4,739 deaths. The vast majority of cases were detected in the early stages of the epidemic, with the number of new infections dropping below 500 since early March.

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