China blocks two foreign firms for COVID traces, also finds quality problems at home

Published on
August 6, 2021
A fisherman in Chonqqing, China, drying shrimp.
Chinese Customs continue to test and detain containers of imported seafood after claiming to find traces of live strains of COVID-19 on seafood packaging. China’s customs authorities said COVID-19 had been found on packaging of ribbonfish shipped by Pakistani firm M/S Maritime Fisheries and on packaging of frozen squid shipped by Indonesian firm PT United Oceans Worldwide. Both firms will now be shut out of the Chinese market for a week. Domestically, China’s Agriculture Ministry has also…

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