(Reuters) – Top meat importer China has suspended imports from some foreign meat packing plants where workers became infected with coronavirus – but not others.
WHY IS CHINA SO WARY OF FROZEN FOOD IMPORTS?
China is the world’s top meat importer, bringing in huge volumes in recent months because of a shortfall at home.
Authorities in Beijing found heavy traces of the coronavirus in the meat and seafood sections of the Xinfadi market, a large wholesale food market in Beijing, after an outbreak there in June.
Though there was no evidence to show food had caused the infection, officials at the General Administration of Customs have said they cannot rule out such a risk given the rapid development of the pandemic abroad.
The agency, which oversees food imports, has told trade partners that its efforts are aimed at easing consumer concerns about the safety of imported produce, said diplomats familiar with the conversations.Read full article Share on twitter