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· China suspends an Argentine refrigerator after detecting traces of covid in meat packaging
· China claims it found coronavirus on beef and tripe from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand
China suspends an Argentine refrigerator after detecting traces of covid in meat packaging
Amber Gerald, Frisco Reports (CA)
November 16, 2020
The detection of traces of coronavirus in an Argentine meat shipment in Nanjing put the entire Argentine livestock chain on alert. Is that more than 50% of exports go to the Asian giant. This Friday, the health authorities of the People’s Republic suspended for four weeks the Gorina de La Plata refrigerator, which is the company that sent that shipment to China.
From the National Service of Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa) they recalled that the viral traces of the covid were detected on the external packaging of the meat and not on the product, which was in good sanitary condition.
They also clarified that the refrigerator has not been delisted but rather suspended and once the deadline has expired it will be able to operate again in this strategic market. “The health and safety of the meat was never in doubt in the Asian country,” insisted Argentine health officials.
Argentine meat exports to China are not at risk because there are 90 Argentine meat processing plants authorized to send beef cuts to this market...
China claims it found coronavirus on beef and tripe from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand
November 16th 2020
The eastern Chinese city of Jinan said it has found the new coronavirus on beef and tripe, and on packaging for these products from Brazil, New Zealand and Bolivia as China ramps up testing on frozen foods.
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 late on Saturday.
The entry ports were Shanghai's Yangshan port Customs and outer port Customs, it said. The statement from the city in Shandong province did not name the companies that shipped the products.
More than 7,500 people who may have had contact with the contaminated products and other related personnel have tested negative for the virus that causes Covid-19, it said.
Chinese authorities last week found the coronavirus on the packaging of Saudi shrimp in Lanzhou city, Brazilian beef in Wuhan city and Argentine beef in Shandong and Jiangsu provinces. China is the world's top beef buyer and Brazil and Argentina its largest suppliers.
Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in central China, detected coronavirus on the outer packaging of frozen pork from Argentina on Friday, local authorities said in a statement late on Saturday on the social media platform WeChat.
The samples that tested positive came from a 24-ton batch of frozen pork...