TIMELINE-China's battle with coronavirus on frozen food and packaging

(Adds new items) BEIJING, Nov 26 (Reuters) - China has ramped up testing of frozen foods after saying it discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging. Below is a timeline of the coronavirus found on imported frozen food or packaging in various parts of the country from different origins. Date Product Origin Location Found On Notes Link Nov. 25 Xinfadi Xinfadi market in Beijing city suspended sales and storage of cold [nL1N2IC00 market in chain and aquatic products, state-owned media reported. V] Beijing Nov. 25 Chinese government press Li Ning, deputy director at China National Center for Food Safety [nL4N2IB2L conference Risk Assessment, said the risk to consumers of catching the H] coronavirus from cold chain food products was very low and said handlers who repeatedly came into contact with the outer packaging of imported cold chain products were most at risk. Nov. 25 Shrimp Ecuador Huozhou in Outer https://bit.ly/2V2Icat Shanxi Packaging Nov. 24 Pig Head North Tianjin A Tianjin health official said two confirmed cases in the northern [nL1N2IA1L America port city in November month had caught the coronavirus from pig heads J] arriving from North America. Nov. 24 Beef Tangshan in Outer Tangshan government did not name where the beef was imported from, https://bit.ly/3l8QYOS Hebei Packaging according to state-media reports Nov. 24 Shrimp Ecuador China's Outer China's customs suspended imports from Ecuadorian company ECUAJJLI https://bit.ly/3kWzaX9 Custom Packaging CIA.LTDA. for one week Nov. 21 Chicken Argentin Dongguan in Outer Chicken wings packaging from Argentina tested positive for the https://bit.ly/3kWzaX9 wings a Guangzhou Packaging coronavirus, state-owned Xinhua reported. Nov. 21 Chicken Russia Dongguan in Outer Chicken feet packaging from Russia tested positive for the https://bit.ly/2ISJeTr feet Guangzhou Packaging coronavirus, Xinhua reported. Nov. 18 Beef Brazil Wuhan in Outer The goods involved were exported by FRIGOL S.A. https://bit.ly/3pDNyHg Hubei Packaging Nov. 18 Pomfret India Xiamen in Outer Xiamen has sealed frozen pomfret from the same batch of fish that had https://bit.ly/3fdXUZz Fujian Packaging earlier tested positive in Fuzhou city. Nov. 18 Boneless Argentin Xiamen in Packaging https://bit.ly/38SOZLW Beef a Fujian Nov. 18 Seafood Hebei Hebei, a province which neighbours Beijing, will from Nov 23 ban https://bit.ly/2IOKg3f sales of imported frozen food from importers that don’t upload data like source and flows into a tracing system, state media reported Nov. 18 Aquatic Russia China's Chinese customs stop accepting imports from a Russian fishing vessel https://bit.ly/38WlbOL products Custom Zaliv Vostok JSC for one week Nov. 17 Pomfret India Fuzhou in Outer Indian pomfret tested positive, state-owned Xinhua reported. https://bit.ly/3lDzdZ9 Fujian Packaging Nov. 16 Pork Unknown Dali in Outer Pork was loaded at Shanghai's Yangshan port with some of it coming to https://bit.ly/3nxb0E8 Shaanxi Packaging Dali county while others to Xi'an and other locations. Nov. 16 Shrimp Saudi Mudanjiang in Packaging The frozen shrimp in Shenyang wholesale aquatic market in Mudanjiang https://bit.ly/38OQhHT Arabia Heilongjiang was imported via Tianjin port, CCTV reported. The same batch of frozen shrimp in Tianjin also tested positive. Nov. 16 Swordfish Malaysia Linyi in Food The fish was bought from an unnamed supplier in Fuzhou city in [nL1N2I208 Shandong Fujian. 3] Nov. 16 New New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was confident no [nL1N2I200 Zealand meat products were exported from the country with the coronavirus and K] she was seeking more information from Chinese authorities. Nov. 16 Pork France Xiamen in Outer Unnamed supplier. [nL1N2I200 Fujian Packaging K] Nov. 15 Shanghai Shanghai city government said all imports of what it called https://bit.ly/3f7OP4y "high-risk" imported cold-storage food would need to be tested for coronavirus and have packaging disinfected before being stored or sold in the city. Nov. 15 Pork Argentin Xi'an in Outer [nL1N2I106 e Shaanxi Packaging W] Nov. 14 Beef and Brazil, Jinan in On beef, The goods involved were imported by a unit of Guotai International [nL1N2I200 tripe Bolivia, Shandong tripe and Group and Shanghai Zhongli Development Trade K] New their Zealand internal and outer packaging Nov. 14 Seafood Unknown Jining in Packaging https://bit.ly/36Hb8dA Shandong Nov. 13 Pork Argentin Zhengzhou in Outer The pork was loaded from Qingdao part, Balong cold storage. [nL8N2I007 e Henan Packaging 8] Nov. 13 Shrimp Saudi Lanzhou in Packaging The shrimp passed through Tianjin port customs. It was bought by https://bit.ly/3f5giDX Arabia Gansu Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co Ltd, entered the country on Oct. 21 and reached Lanzhou on Nov. 8. Nov. 13 Cuttlefis India Outer China's customs said it would suspend imports from India's Basu [nL4N2HY2B h Packaging International for one week. H] Nov. 12 China's National Health Commission tightened restrictions requiring [nL1N2HZ1I "full coverage" testing and disinfection of imported food products, 8] following a smattering of positive samples detected on beef, pork and seafood. The country has suspended imports of 99 suppliers from 20 countries. Nov. 12 Boneless Brazil Wuhan in Outer The beef exporter was Marfrig Global Foods S.A. in Várzea [nL1N2HY2X beef Hubei Packaging Grande. Brazilian government notified about the issue by Chinese 8] authorities. Marfrig's Várzea Grande facility had been previously suspended by China over coronavirus concerns. The ban, dating from Sep. 22, was lifted on Oct. 23. Nov. 12 Beef Argentin Outer Argentine authorities said they had been informed about an alleged https://bit.ly/38QnFOE e Packaging finding by China of traces of the coronavirus on the external packaging of a shipment of the South American country's beef. Senasa, the Argentine government food safety body said meat in the packaging met all sanitary standards and it was the first time that a case of this type had been registered with an Argentine product. Nov. 10 Pomfret Indonesi China's Outer China's customs suspended imports from PT Anugrah Laut Indonesia for [nL4N2HU06 a Custom Packaging one week R] Nov. 8 Pork Germany Tianjin Packaging Tianjin started testing cold storage food sites after a staff who [nL4N2HU06 handled the frozen pork tested positive. R] Nov. 7 Beltfish India Taiyuan in Outer Frozen beltfish imported into Tianjin from India had tested positive [nL1N2HM08 Shanxi Packaging for the virus, state media reported. 0] Oct. 31 Pork Brazil Weihai in Packaging Unknown supplier company [nL1N2HM04 Shandong 3] Oct. 31 Fish Ecuador China's Outer China's customs suspended imports from FIREXPA S.A., an Ecuadorian [nB9N2BH01 Custom Packaging seafood product manufacturer, for one week. 5] Oct. 28 Aquatic Russia Shandong Outer China's customs suspended accepting products from three Russian [nB9N2BH01 products Packaging fishing vessels for a week. 5] Oct. 28 Aquatic Netherla Shandong Outer China's customs suspended accepting products from one warehouse in https://bit.ly/35EFluB products nds Packaging the Netherlands for a week . Oct. 1 Boneless Brazil China's Outer China stopped accepting import applications from Brazilian company [nB9N2GK00 beef Custom Packaging Minerva S.A for a week. V] Sept. 25 Hairtail Brazil Outer China stopped accepting import applications from Brazilian company [nL3N2GH06 fish Packaging Monteiro Industria de Pescados Ltd for a week from Sept 26. X] Sept. 20 Squid Russia Jilin in Packaging The Changchun COVID-19 prevention office said the squid had been https://bit.ly/38Mt4WV Changchun imported from Russia by a company in Hunchun city and brought to the provincial capital. Sept. 11 Chinese customs have said they will suspend imports from companies https://bit.ly/32QzYGB for a week if frozen food products test positive, and for a month if a supplier's products test positive for a third time or more. Aug. 13 White Ecuador Xian in Outer [nS0N2F003 shrimp Shaanxi Packaging 8][nS0N2EH 00K] [nL1N2FS16 B] Aug. 13 Chicken Brazil Shenzhen in Food and Chinese authorities identified a meat plant owned by Brazilian https://bit.ly/3pzynyM wings Guangdong packaging unlisted company as the source of the chicken wings. Brazil said it had not been officially notified and that it was seeking clarification from Chinese authorities. Brazil later asked for proof that chicken wings had coronavirus. Aug. 10 White Ecuador Wuhu in Anhui Outer CCTV reported that imported frozen shrimp from Ecuador at a https://bit.ly/3kAA9vP shrimp Packaging restaurant in Wuhu city tested positive. July 16 White Ecuador Yunnan Outer Producers included Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A, Empacreci https://bit.ly/2Iyve1J shrimp Packaging S.A, Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif S.A. July 14 White Ecuador Chongqing Outer https://bit.ly/3pDus3V shrimp Packaging July 3 White Ecuador Xiamen in Outer Producers were Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A and Empacreci https://bit.ly/3pDus3V shrimp Fujian Packaging S.A July 3 White Ecuador Dalian in Outer Producer was Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif S.A shrimp Liaoning Packaging (Reporting by Shivani Singh and Beijing newsroom; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell and Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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