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Poultry groups cite food safety stemming from China claims of COVID on product from Brazil

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — Claims of novel coronavirus contaminating chicken wing shipments from Brazil to China, has raised concerns and suspended some exports between Brazil and some Asian destinations. While national and international health organizations maintain that food-handling remains safe.

On Aug. 17, reports noted that officials in China’s port city Shenzhen said that a warehouse has been prepared there to further test containers of frozen poultry and meat products for traces of COVID-19. This stemmed from earlier claims that the virus had been detected on chicken wing shipments imported. . .

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