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.
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.
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.
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