4 overseas food companies’ export declaration suspended for virus: GAC
Published: Jan 28, 2021 03:08 PM

Cold chain/frozen fish/salmon Photo: pixabay

Four imported food companies from Russia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Brazil were suspended of imported food declaration by China's General Administration of Customs (GAC) for one week, due to the tested coronavirus on their cod, Mackerel, cuttlefish and chicken thigh samples respectively. 

GAC had vowed to enhance the quarantine process targeting imported cold chain food. By January 14, GAC had stopped the cold chain food import of 124 companies in 21 countries due to the confirmed COVID-19 cases among their employees. 

GAC will also take emergency measures to suspend the declaration for one to four weeks to 39 overseas companies with packaging which tests positive for coronavirus. 

China's State Council also requested in November 2020 that the domestic cold chain food traders must complete related quarantine processes such as the disinfection and application of tracking system before their products could be put on sale.