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·         No firm evidence of food trade spreading coronavirus - FAO

·         TIMELINE-China's battle with coronavirus on frozen food and packaging

 

 

No firm evidence of food trade spreading coronavirus - FAO

 

Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Catherine Evans, Reuters

Nov 18, 2020

 

PARIS (Reuters) - There is no significant evidence of coronavirus being spread through food trade and such reports “need to be minimised”, Maximo Torero Cullen, chief economist of the United Nations food and agriculture agency, said on Wednesday.

 

The FAO has previously said it does not see food production in supplier countries as a source of the novel coronavirus, he told the Global Grain conference.

 

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TIMELINE-China's battle with coronavirus on frozen food and packaging

 

Reporting by Shivani Singh and Beijing newsroom; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell and Sherry Jacob-Phillips, Reuters

November 17, 2020

 

    BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China has ramped up testing of frozen foods after saying it has repeatedly

discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging, triggering mass scale testing of food

and related personnel, suspension of certain imports and disruptions to trade flows.

 

    China, which has suspended imports from 99 suppliers in 20 countries, argues these measures are needed

to prevent more arrivals of the virus in a country that has largely contained the epidemic domestically. But

major food-producing countries are growing increasingly frustrated with China's scrutiny of imported

products.

 

     A seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan is widely believed to be the origin of the

pandemic that emerged late last year, but the Global Times, a tabloid backed by the ruling Chinese Communist

Party, suggested this week that the presence of the virus on imported food raised the possibility that it

may have come from overseas.

 

    Below is a timeline of the coronavirus found on imported frozen food or packaging in various parts of

the country from different origins...

 

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