Novel Coronavirus was detected from domestic meat packaging for the first time in China

A novel Coronavirus case in China has been focusing on imported frozen foods and their packaging for months. On Tuesday, Chinese authorities announced that a batch of domestic chicken drumhead packaging has tested positive for nucleic acid.

A batch of domestic chicken drumsticks purchased by Cargill Protein Nutrition Technology Co., Chuzhou, Anhui province, tested positive for COVID-19 nucleic acid on Tuesday, according to Chinese officials, but authorities have so far been unable to explain how the products escaped or where they went.

According to 21st Century Business News, cargill’s Chuzhou factory’s main customers are international food and beverage brands such as McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King. It also supplies large supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Bailian as well as China’s own food and beverage brands.

Cargill Protein Nutrition Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Cargill Investment Corp, is involved in the research and development, processing and sales of frozen food, meat products, aquatic products and edible oils, according to the statement. Cargill Protein Nutrition Technology company’s own farm chicken, the annual slaughter of broiler chickens up to 40 million, the daily peak processing capacity of more than 200,000.

In recent weeks, China, Shanghai, tianjin, sichuan, jiangxi, zhejiang, henan, shandong, guangdong and other places have confirmed cases an outbreak native new crown, but the official source as a result, tend to blame foreign imports of frozen food and its packaging, including Norwegian salmon, Ecuador frozen hairtail frozen pomfret, pig feet, Germany, India, Brazil, chicken and pork products, halibut, and the pig, etc., but these accused respectively by Germany, New Zealand and other meat exporters.

Moreover, WHO has repeatedly stated that there is no evidence to date that a person can infect novel Coronavirus by touching a frozen food or its packaging.

China has so far largely prevented the local spread of novel Coronavirus, with small outbreaks occasionally blamed on imported cases from abroad. Blaming the virus on foreign frozen food has also been criticized as a way for The Chinese authorities to shake the pot.