Original title: Nucleic acid test positive for food in many places should be protected
The New Year’s Eve is approaching, and many people are beginning to stock up for the New Year
However, popular New Year products such as cherries, beer, seafood, chicken wings, etc.
have recently been tested positive for nucleic acid frequently
The Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention reminded that there are currently no cases of consumers contracting the new crown virus due to contact with food or its outer packaging.
The citizens do not need to panic too much, but should take precautions
Why has the number of positive nucleic acid tests for non-cold-chain imported foods increased? Experts from the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention explained that this is mainly related to two reasons: First, the current global epidemic situation continues to increase, and there are a large number of new cases every day
People engaged in food production and operation activities abroad may not leave their jobs in time after infection and continue to engage in food production, loading and unloading, transportation, and storage
The virus may contaminate the surface of food or its packaging materials through infected persons and enter China along with cross-border transportation
Second, the new coronavirus likes a low temperature environment.
The lower the temperature, the longer the survival time
In winter, the temperature is low, and the normal temperature transportation environment of many imported goods is also similar to the cold chain system, so it may also become a virus vector
The Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control reminds that when buying Chinese New Year goods, it is best for citizens to go to regular supermarkets or markets to buy food; when buying seafood and raw meat, they should avoid direct contact with their hands.
It is recommended to wear disposable gloves and clean them in time.
Hands; fresh and frozen foods should be packaged separately from fruits, vegetables, and cooked foods; it is recommended to clean the fruits with running water without using disinfectants.
If you are not assured, you can rinse for a while or eat after peeling; clean seafood and meat After waiting for frozen food, clean your hands with soap or hand sanitizer and running water; cook the food thoroughly and avoid eating raw vegetables and meat as much as possible
(Reporter Yu Yanhong, correspondent Guangdong Disease Control)