The coronavirus back in China, and on the chicken this time ? According to the announcements, Thursday, August 13, the chinese authorities, the virus that triggers the disease Covid-19 has been found, during a routine check, on pieces of chicken from Brazil. The south american country is the leading producer of chickens in the world. Depending on the details of the release of the city hall of Shenzhen, in southern China, not far from hong Kong, the sars coronavirus has been found on several samples of chicken wings frozen, samples that had been collected on 11 August.
The authorities to ensure to have an "immediate" process of screening of people who have been in contact with contaminated products, as well as their loved ones. These tests all proved negative, according to the release. China, where the coronavirus has made its emergence in late 2019, has largely contained the epidemic, if one believes the official figures. The country announced on Thursday a balance daily of 19 contamination. The last death attributed to the virus dates back to mid-may. Brazil is, by contrast, the second country in the world the hardest hit, after the United States.
A case of recontamination in China ?
The chinese authorities announced on Wednesday that a woman of 68 years, admitted to hospital in Hubei province (center), where the Covid has been initially detected last year, was a carrier of the virus, then she had been regarded as cured in the beginning of the year. In the province of Anhui (east), the city council of the city of Wuhu announced Thursday the discovery of the virus on the packaging of shrimp from Ecuador. These packages were stored in the freezer of a restaurant in the city.
This is the second time since early July that China is a state of the presence of the virus on packages of shrimp in ecuador. In June, the immense wholesale market Xinfadi, Beijing, had been closed after the onset of an outbreak affecting several hundred people. Traces of the virus had been detected on a cutting board, salmon import.
chicken brazilian, flagship product in the chinese market
The Covid-19 is a respiratory disease and there is nothing to suggest currently that it can be transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated products. Outbreaks of contamination have emerged since the beginning of the pandemic in slaughterhouses in different countries, such as Germany, France, the United States or in Belgium. The experts identify wrong the reasons for these contaminations, without doubt related to promiscuity, but can also be cold conditions and ventilation specific to these plants.
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The contamination of the chicken brazilian could lead to a new drop in sales of this product in the chinese market. In February 2019, Beijing had imposed for five years of heavy anti-dumping duty on chicken from brazil, taxed between 17,8 and 32.4 %. Brazil, by far the world's largest producer of chicken meat, was still in 2017 the leading supplier of chicken frozen foods in China, to an annual value approaching one billion dollars, and representing nearly 85 % of imports of the asian giant. It has since lost market share to the advantage of the Thailand, Argentina and Chile, according to the firm Zhiyan.Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 03:33