China intensifies screening of imported food! The United States, Australia and other 6 countries collectively opposed:no scientific basis
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During the spread of overseas epidemics, as the world’s largest food importer, my country has repeatedly imported frozen food from Brazil’s frozen chicken wings, vannamei shrimp, Indonesian hairtail, and Argentine pork. new coronavirus was detected on the outer packaging. In this case, China has also taken actions to stop the possibility of the spread of the virus from the source in time and raise the inspection level of imported food. Unexpectedly, food exporters from various countries complained.
China is stepping up efforts to screen imported food! 6State collective opposition
According to a British media report on November 17, Canadian representatives declared at a recent meeting of the World Trade Organization that China’s critical nucleic acid tests on imported foods and rejection of positive results are”unreasonable trade restrictions.” , Believes that China’s measures have no scientific basis, and urges China to stop such actions.
The report pointed out that the United States, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and the United Kingdom all expressed support for Canada’s views , The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also stated:”There is no evidence that the infection of the new coronavirus is related to food.”
It should be noted that, judging from the epidemic data, the current epidemic prevention situation in these six countries is still severe. Especially in the United States and Brazil, 11Month16On Day, World Health Organization Director-General Tan Desai also criticized the two countries by name. , Said that the epidemic in European and American countries is extremely worrying, and those countries that allow the virus to spread are simply playing with fire.
Subsequently, China also responded to the above-mentioned Canadian statement, saying This measure is a “temporary action based on scientific evidence” and aims to “protect people’s lives to the greatest extent.” It also exemplifies the detection and isolation of live viruses in positive samples of frozen cod imported from Qingdao, China, and confirmed exposure to the new crown Outer packaging contaminated with live virus can cause infection.
Moreover, coronavirus families are generally not afraid of freezing. Many coronaviruses can Survival in a frozen environment2years, and survive for one month under 4degree cold storage conditions.
Even though the World Health Organization and the United StatesCDC, US FDA, EU CDC and other institutions have shown that the new coronary pneumonia is not a food-borne disease and will not be spread through food, so far there has been no Cases of consumer infections due to contact with contaminated cold chain seafood have been found, but there have been more than one cases of asymptomatic infections related to cold chain foods.
For this, including HuashanHospital Infection section, and Zhang Boli, president of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, have both stated that the risk of imported cases caused by logistics is increasing, and prevention of people is also necessary.
China’s food imports have reached 5948 billion, which is expected to continue to grow!
Moreover, from two major moves in China Look, the above-mentioned conclusive”trade restrictions” of 6 countries including Canada are self-defeating.
First, the third China International Import Expo was held as scheduled and ended perfectly . At this CIIE, the scale of the food and agricultural products exhibition area has been further expanded-the exhibition area has increased from 60,000 square meters last year with two exhibition halls to 90,000 square meters with three exhibition halls this year, involving countries and regions Nearly a hundred and nearly a thousand overseas exhibitors, and many of them are exhibiting for the third time.
At the opening ceremony of the 3rd CIIE, China Chamber of Commerce for Food, Native Produce and Animal Import and Export The”Report on China’s Imported Food Industry in 2020″ was also released at the same time. The report shows that 2019The source of China’s imported food in 2020189 Annual import volume908.1US$billion (approximately 5948RMB 100 million), which is more than 2018Annual net growth172.4US$ billion, a growth rate of 23.4%.
Even during the epidemic, in the first three quarters of this year, China’s imports of food and agricultural products were US$124.4 billion , An increase of 13.3%, 16 percentage points higher than the overall increase in imports. It can be said that my country’s huge market of 1.4 billion consumers has played an important role in overcoming the impact of the epidemic and restoring economic growth for important agricultural product producers.
The report points out that the Chinese people’s optimism, tolerance, and growing The continued growth of the imported food market provides a solid guarantee, and it is expected that in 2020, imported food will continue to maintain double-digit growth.
Second, there is no “one size fits all” comprehensive “stop” in China”Imported frozen food. In addition to respecting international trade rules, it also stabilizes the balance between supply and demand in the domestic market and avoids chain-like increases in food prices. However, in order to ensure food safety, our country can only increase the intensity of imported food screening and spend a longer time checking the health and reliability of various imported frozen products.
If even the normal food quarantine has to be”pricked”, then only the international market The big food exporters on the Internet are too underestimating the new crown virus.
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