前言

Suddenly!

The official website of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention released heavy news last night,

Major findings from the Qingdao epidemic investigation!

Among the positive samples of the outer packaging of imported frozen seafood,

DetectedLive virus!

(Source: CCTV News)

This also means,

Ordinary people only need to be exposed to those contaminated with the new coronavirusOuter packing.

It may lead to infection.

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This finding is further corroborated,

The Wuhan epidemic at the beginning of the year and the subsequent rebound of the Beijing epidemic

It is most likely caused by cold chain food...

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When the news came out, everyone was shocked.

Frozen chicken wings from Shenzhen, imported white shrimp from Xi’an, and this time frozen cod from Qingdao,

Frozen food has detected the new coronavirus time and time again,

(Source: CCTV News)

What should we do?

01

Live virus isolated from Qingdao frozen seafood packaging!

This morning,

The major discoveries of the Qingdao epidemic made it to the hot search on Weibo.

Just last night, the official website of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that

During the traceability investigation process of Qingdao's new crown pneumonia epidemic, it was found that

Imports from workersOuter packaging of frozen codPositive sample

Live virus detected and isolated!

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This is also internationally,

For the first time, a live new coronavirus was isolated on the outer packaging of cold chain food.

(Source: official website of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Since the rebound of the epidemic in Beijing’s Xinfadi market in June,

Cold chain food, a potential and possible hidden transmission chain of the new coronavirus, has entered people's field of vision.

(Source: Beijing News)

Experts have always suspected that the new coronavirus can be spread through frozen and refrigerated food.

But whether cold chain food transportation can really infect people with the new crown and cause an epidemic,

But there has been no accurate conclusion, everything is just speculation.

(Source: Beijing News)

Because the new coronavirus nucleic acid was detected in the cold chain food packaging before,

The viral nucleic acid load is low,

No live virus has ever been isolated.

The World Health Organization and other European and American experts also said,

"No clear evidenceIt shows that the new coronavirus will spread through food and food packaging. "

(Source: CNBC News)

but now,

The conclusive evidence is here.

This time, the live new coronavirus was isolated from the outer packaging of imported cold chain food in Qingdao.

proved

Contact with the outer packaging contaminated by the live new coronavirus,

It may cause human infections with viruses.

(Source: official website of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

If there are no effective protective measures,

Contacts may be easily infected by the virus on the surface of the item!

Especially industry personnel who are in close contact with cold chain products.

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Not only that, but this finding is further corroborated,

The Wuhan epidemic at the beginning of the year and the subsequent rebound of the Beijing epidemic,

It is very likely to be triggered by cold chain food,

Because both broke out from the seafood market.

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In the past, imported frozen fresh products from many places across the country were positive.

Also warned us time and time again.

02

New crowns were detected 41 times in 10 days, and imported frozen fresh products were frequently recruited!Australia can't hide it?

According to incomplete statistics from public reports, since July,
Domestic in41 reports in 10 daysThe new coronavirus was detected on the outer packaging and surface samples of imported frozen food.
(Source: Beijing News)
  • On July 7, Xiamen and Dalian, inFrozen vannamei shrimp produced in EcuadorThe new coronavirus was detected on the outer packaging.
  • July 7, Jiangxi and Chongqing, inImported Frozen Vannamei Shrimp from EcuadorThe new coronavirus has been detected on the inner wall and outer packaging of the container.
  • July 7, Yunnan,Frozen Vannamei ShrimpA sample of the outer surface of the packing box has detected the new coronavirus.
  • On July 7, in Dalian, Liaoning, multiple samples of food and environment from the cold storage food, processing workshop, dormitory, canteen, etc. of Kaiyang Seafood were detected with the new coronavirus.
  • On August 8, Yantai, Shandong, samples of the outer packaging of imported frozen seafood products were detected with the new coronavirus.
  • Imported from a restaurant in Anhui on August 8Ecuadorian frozen shrimpNew coronavirus was detected in the outer packaging samples.
  • On August 8, Shenzhen investigated and tested imported cold chain foods and found 13 copyFrozen chicken wings imported from Brazil表面The sample tested positive for the new coronavirus nucleic acid.
  • On August 8, Xi'an, a batch of seafood products from a seafood marketImported Ecuadorian Frozen White ShrimpThe outer packaging of the new coronavirus nucleic acid test result was positive.
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It is not difficult to see from these records,

One of the big “giants” that tested positive for the new coronavirus is -

Imported frozen white shrimp

Especially Ecuadorian white shrimp.
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Ecuadorian white shrimp has the title of "South American Shrimp King".
With fresh and sweet tastePopular all over the world.
In China alone, sales of Ecuadorian white shrimp reached 200 million in half a day.
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In Australia, such white shrimps are not uncommon.
Although part of the white shrimp is produced and sold in Australia,
However, a considerable part is still imported from Ecuador.
(Source: Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment)
After detecting the new coronavirus in the outer packaging of Ecuadorian frozen white shrimp in Xi’an in July,
Shaanxi Province not only frozen the white shrimp
All are removed, sold off, and sealed.
(Source: Shaanxi Provincial Health Commission)
At the same time, relevant departments have also suspended the registration qualifications of related Ecuadorian companies in China.
Suspend the import of related companies’ products,
The temporarily seized goods shall be returned and destroyed.
(Source: Reference News Network)
Although no relevant cases have been exposed in Australia,
But in the face of the fresh and delicious Ecuadorian white shrimp on the shelf, do you still dare to buy it?
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Whether it’s frozen white shrimp or frozen chicken wings,

Most of its origin is South America.

(Source: Shangguan News)

Experts believe that this isThe local epidemic is severe,

Frozen seafood and other food processing processes are more likely to be contaminated.

(Source: Tencent Epidemic Map)

"Frozen seafood products are usually stored in a low temperature environment,

AndThe lower the temperature of the environment, the longer the virus will survive.

Therefore, it is easy to find the new coronavirus in frozen seafood products or on their packaging. "

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But you don’t have to panic too much,

The CDC said that samples that are positive for the new coronavirus are currently detected

All are the outer packaging of frozen seafood products or seafood surface,

The virus was not detected "in the body" of frozen food,

It shows that the probability of the food itself being contaminated by the virus is very small, and there is no discovery

Infections caused by food intake.

(Source: official website of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Everyone just needs to pay more attention when shopping and handling ingredients,

Imported fresh food can still be purchased and consumed normally.

03

How to safely buy imported frozen food?

The surface and outer packaging of cold chain foods are frequently found to carry viruses,

There must be many netizens who don’t understand,

"Since cold chain fresh food is so dangerous,

Why not just ban them all? "

You know, according to customs data,

In 2019, my country’s imports of aquatic products reached nearly 450 million tons, and the import amount reached 158.37 billion U.S. dollars.

这 是A large market of the order of XNUMX billion RMB,

Not to mention the food supply and employment issues involved.

(Source: Forward-looking Economist)

Therefore, "prohibiting the import of cold chain foods" is not a simple problem that can be applied across the board.

Therefore, in addition to relevant departments to increase the monitoring and disinfection of imported cold chain foods for new coronaviruses,

What we can do isMinimize and avoid risks.

Please keep this safe buying guide

1. Wear disposable gloves when buying frozen food and try to avoid direct contact with your hands;

2. Frozen and refrigerated meat food should be combined with other foods such as fruits and vegetables, cooked food, etc.Separate packagingTo avoid cross contamination of germs;

3. After arriving home, you can put it in a home appliance with sterilization function for sterilization, or sterilize the frozen food with 75% alcohol and dry it before putting it in the refrigerator;

4. Wear gloves when handling frozen food, and be sure to cook the food;

5. If you, your family and friends are engaged in the transportation, wholesale and retail of frozen and refrigerated food, you must be more careful.Be sure to protect yourself while working!

Today's Conclusion

Although China and Australia are currently under good control of the epidemic,

But the danger of importing viruses always exists.

Patient input is easy to prevent,

But the import of food is hard to prevent.

New coronaviruses have been discovered in a series of frozen foods,
Many of them are our Chinese favorites,
I hope everyone will pay attention when dealing with frozen food.
Don't be a little negligent about the virus.
Editor: Sweet Orange
Source: CCTV News, China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CNBC News, Shangguan News, Forward-looking Economist, Beijing News, Tencent Epidemic Map, etc.