The city of Jinan in eastern China said it found new coronoviruses in beef and the trio and tested frozen foods in China from Brazil, New Zealand and Bolivia for packaging of these products.
The importers were a unit of Guotai International Group and Shanghai Zhongli Development Trade, the Jinan Municipal Health Commission said in a statement on its website Saturday evening.
The ports of entry were the Customs of the Youngshan Port of Shanghai and the Outer Port Customs. The statement from the city of Shandong Province did not name the companies that shipped the products.
More than 7,500 people likely to come in contact with contaminated products and other related personnel have tested negative for the virus responsible for COVID-19, he said.
Last week, Chinese authorities discovered Saudi shrimp in Lanzhou city, Brazilian beef in Wuhan city, and Argentine beef coronovirus in Shandong and Jiangsu provinces.
China is the world’s largest beef buyer, and Brazil and Argentina are its main suppliers.
Zhengzhou, the capital of central China’s Henan Province, detected coronovirus on the outer packaging of frozen pork from Argentina on Friday, local officials said in a statement on the social media platform. WeChat Saturday night.
The positive test samples were from a 24-ton batch of frozen pork shipped from a cold storage facility in Qingzhou Port to a warehouse in Zhengzhou City.
The government said the lot was found contaminated during the investigation before the goods entered the warehouse.
The World Health Organization says the risk of catching COVID-19 from frozen food is low, but China has repeatedly expressed the need to detect viruses on imported food products, triggering restrictions disruptive imports.
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