The Council pointed out that the director of the China Food Information Center, Zhong Kai, said that currently “all the evidence points to Xinfadi (the market where COVID-19 was detected at the weekend on a fish cutting board) rather than salmon.”
National salmon exports to China have been at the center of the investigation, after a new outbreak of COVID-19 was detected in a food market in Beijing, where the Chilean product is sold.
Today the Salmon Council affirmed that according to information published by the specialized press of China, the deputy director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Center (CDC), Shi Guoquing, pointed out that no traces of COVID-19 were found in the salmon before the fish reached the Beijing Food Wholesale Market.
The Salmon Council also affirmed that Zhong Kai said that currently “all evidence points to Xinfadi (the market where COVID-19 was detected over the weekend on a fish cutting board) rather than the salmon.”
Zhong Kai added that no contamination has been found in restaurants that sell salmon, nor have infections been recorded among people who have eaten the fish. Meanwhile, the Norwegian authorities also confirmed that salmon from that country was not the source of the new outbreak detected.
On the other hand, the Council reported that The Standard (Hong Kong), citing the Center for Food Safety, reported that 16 samples of imported salmon, including products from Norway, Chile, Ireland, Iceland and Denmark, received negative results when tested for coronavirus.
Source: La Tercera.com