A sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for COIVD in Shenzhen, the latest in a series of records of infected imported food items in southern China.
On Wednesday the coronavirus was found on a surface sample taken from a batch of chicken wings during the screening of imported frozen food in Shenzhen district of Longgang, the municipal government said in a statement.
The company hasn’t been called by officials.
Shenzhen health authorities immediately monitored and checked people who may have come into contact with the drug, and all tests returned negative; all relevant goods in stock were screened off and negative checked, the statement state.
News of the infected chicken wings comes one day after coronavirus was found on the packaging of imported shrimps from Ecuador, another South American country, during a routine inspection at a restaurant in eastern Anhui province, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reports.
Yet health agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC), have said there is little risk of contracting the virus through food.