China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd. Donates 42,000 Cans of Self-produced Luncheon Meat to Support Crisis Relief of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Source: China Xiangtai Food Co. Ltd.
via PRNewswire - Feb 10, 2020
CHONGQING, China, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- China Xiangtai Food Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: PLIN) (the "Company" or the "PLIN"), an emerging growth company primarily engaged in pork processing in China, today announced that the Company has donated 1,500 cartons of canned luncheon meat it produced, or 42,000 cans, to Huanggang Central Hospital and Wuhan No. 9 Hospital in central China's Hubei Province on February 8, 2020 and February 9, 2020 respectively.
With the second highest number of confirmed and suspected diagnoses in China, Huanggang city in Hubei Province has been hit hard by the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus . Residents of cities like Huanggang and Wuhan have been instructed to stay home and suspected patients have been quarantined at designated medical facilities. This drastic yet necessary move by the Chinese government has undoubtedly led to a surging demand for non-perishable foods. In response to this mass-scale need for basic necessities, and also in an effort to aid the relief efforts in Hubei province, the Company immediately decided to donate 750 cartons of luncheon meat cans each to Huanggang Central Hospital and Wuhan No. 9 Hospital, respectively.
Ms. Zeshu Dai, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, "We would like to express our deepest respect for all aid workers and medical personnel fighting at the frontline against the coronavirus in Hubei Province. As the whole country continues to fight against this epidemic, the shortage of food supplies has become a serious problem that cannot be ignored. We are closely monitoring the needs of the residents in the affected areas. To support those patients and healthcare personnel battling at the frontline, we immediately made our inventories available to help increase food supply and delivered canned products to them. We look forward to working with everyone in overcoming the challenges ahead and aiding those who are currently fighting against the ongoing epidemic."
 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread is occurring. At this time, it's unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. The latest situation summary updates are available on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's web page 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China.
About China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Chongqing, China, China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd, is a food company primarily engaged in pork processing. The Company's operations span key sections of the pork processing value chain, including slaughtering, packing, distribution, and wholesale of a variety of fresh pork meat and parts. Primarily focused on pork products, the Company also offers other fresh and processed products, including beef, lamb and poultries. Through its core values, the Company is committed to maintaining the highest standards of food safety, product quality, and sustainability to provide high-quality, nutritious, and tasty food in a responsible manner through its portfolio of trusted brands. For more information, please visit http://ir.plinfood.com/.
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