General Administration Of Customs Of China: New Crown Virus Detected In The Outer Packaging Of Frozen White Shrimp In Ecuador

- Jul 11, 2020-

This afternoon, the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council held a press conference to introduce information on preventing the risk of epidemic input and strengthening the supervision of imported cold chain food. At the meeting, Bi Kexin, director of the Import and Export Food Safety Bureau of the General Administration of Customs, introduced that in order to prevent the risk of the introduction of new coronary pneumonia through imported cold chain food, the national customs carried out new crown virus surveillance on imported cold chain food. A total of 227,934 samples were monitored, including 43,964 product samples, 147,568 inner and outer packaging samples, and 36,402 environmental samples. Among the above samples, on July 3, Dalian Customs detected a new crown from three samples of frozen outer white shrimp produced by Ecuadorian enterprises from one sample sample mounted on the inner wall of the container of frozen South American white shrimp produced by Ecuadorian enterprises. Viral nucleic acid is positive. On the same day, Xiamen Customs tested positive for the new coronavirus nucleic acid from two samples of frozen South American white shrimp produced by Ecuadorian companies. The samples of frozen South American white prawns and the inner packaging samples of the above-mentioned enterprises were negative for the detection of the new crown virus nucleic acid, and all the other 227,928 samples were negative. For the positive samples, the nucleic acid sequence analysis and expert judgment revealed the test results. The container environment and the outer packaging of the goods of the three companies in Ecuador are contaminated by the new coronavirus.

All kinds of food packaging bags produced and sold by Shanghai Yifu Packaging Group Co., Ltd. will go through layers of selection, sterilization and inspection to ensure that each bag is qualified, safe and hygienic.

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