Consumers in the Chinese city of Shenzhen have been warned to be careful when buying frozen food products. The warning from the local authorities comes after a sample taken from a batch of chicken wings from Brazil tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The sample would have been taken from the surface of the meat. Earlier, surface samples of seafood packaging in Chinese cities tested positive. The batch of chicken meat would come from meat processor Aurora Alimentos in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.
According to the statement of the local authorities, the results of tests on humans, who may have come into contact with the batch of contaminated meat, are negative.
Related products that had been tested were also found not to be contaminated. Nevertheless, the authorities decided to warn of imported frozen food.
The authorities of the city of Yantai in Shandong province warned on Tuesday on Weibo, the Chinese variant of Twitter, that three samples taken from seafood packaging turned out to contain corona particles.
In a restaurant in Anhui province, a package of frozen shrimp from Ecuador was found to be contaminated, according to Chinese state television on Wednesday.