The US health and agriculture authorities have given thinly veiled disapproval of China’s recent requirements for food-exporting companies to sign agreements specifying that they cooperate with quality regulations to keep Covid-19 from being transmitted.
“Many countries’ attempts to curb global food exports linked to Covid-19 transmission are not compatible with the established transmission evidence”. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn in a joint statement Wednesday (June 25) said.
That’s in line with professional guidance, which has continued to say food poses little risk of coronavirus expanding.
Food has nothing to do with Covid-19
It is China ‘s latest rebuff which has given warning shots to global exporters grappling with workplace outbreaks.
The nation has issued a ban on shipments of poultry from a plant owned by Tyson Foods Inc after the company reported infections at the Arkansas site. Moreover, beef producers in the Us, Germany, and Brazil, according to China’s customs authority, have voluntarily halted certain imports in successful situations.
The outbreak in Beijing was initially to a chopping board by an imported salmon retailer. But then the National Health Commission of the country said there was no data suggesting that the fish were either the root or intermediate host for the virus.
Also, salmon in big Chinese cities had been excluded from the supermarkets.
In their comment Mr Perdue and Mr Hahn said the following. “There is no proof that people can contract Covid-19 from fruit or drug packaging.”
Although meat producers in Brazil and Europe have signed the required Chinese affidavit. Demonstrating conformity with health requirements. Many American exporters have hitherto been hesitant to take that measure for fear of accountability.
Tyson Foods was the first major U.S. corporation to announce that the authorization was on a signing on Tuesday.
Australia released a statement on Tuesday quoting the World Health Organisation. Saying that “transmission through food is extremely doubtful. And there is also no proof to date of this happening with Covid-19 worldwide.”