The Chinese town of Jinan reported that it had been discovered to contain beef and triple coronavirus over the weekend and filled with them from Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand.
As the World Health Organization reports, the risk of COVID-19 from frozen foods is minimal. In addition, China is raising testing on frozen foods after the virus repeatedly has been detected on imported goods which causes disruption to import bans.
A company from the Guotai International group <002091.SZ> and the Shanghai Zhongli Production Trade, a municipal health commission in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province in East China, imported the products in question late on Saturday.
They reached Shanghai via ports without mentioning the companies that supplied the goods to China. Over 7,500 individuals who might have been subjected to coronavirus screened negatively, it added.
In Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, central China, and Xian, capital of Shaanxi, frozen pork cases have been registered. If the two events were related was not immediately apparent.
Authorities in Zhengzhou allegedly tested positively on a 24 tonne batch of frozen pork sent from a store in Qingdao, Shandong.
Last week, China, the world’s best beef purchaser, discovered coronavirus on the Argentine beef packaging in Shandong and Jiangsu and on the Brazilian beef packaging in Wuhan.