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Can frozen foods and their packaging spread the Covid-19 coronavirus? What precautions should you be … [+] taking? (Photo: Getty)
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should quit frozen foods cold turkey. But apparently the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detected and isolated live Covid-19 coronavirus from the outer packaging of imported frozen cod while contact tracing an outbreak in Qingdao, China.
According to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency, the China CDC has indicated that this “has proved that contact with packaging contaminated by living novel coronavirus could lead to infection.” Keep in mind that the China CDC also said that “the risk of cold-chain food circulating in China’s market being contaminated by the novel coronavirus is very low,” according to the Xinhua report. So far, only 22 samples 670,000 samples from cold-chain food or food packaging have registered positive for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2).
Here is a CGTN segment on the findings:
The following tweet includes the announcement from China CDC:
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Take these findings with a TV dinner full of salt though. The report did not provide any peer-reviewed scientific publications that showed the data or exactly how the testing …
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