People's Daily Online, Beijing, November 25 (Reporter Cui Yuanyuan) Today, the State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism held a press conference on cold chain food and food safety in autumn and winter
In response to the recent detection of new coronavirus nucleic acid positives in the outer packaging of imported cold chain food in many places, Li Ning, deputy director of the National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center, responded that overall, the positive rate is relatively low.
The positive rate is 0.
48 per 10,000, mainly in food packaging
Li Ning explained: “On the one hand, because many countries abroad are currently in the outbreak of the new crown, the surfaces of various objects, including food and their outer packaging, may be contaminated by the new crown virus, and the new crown virus survives for a long time at low temperatures, so Imported cold-chain food and its outer packaging may become carriers for long-distance transportation across borders to carry the new coronavirus
“On the other hand, in accordance with the requirements of the State Council’s joint prevention and control mechanism, various departments and localities have recently increased the detection and sampling of imported cold chain foods and their outer packaging for the new coronavirus nucleic acid.
The probability of being positive also increases
" Li Ning said
"This shows from another aspect that the measures taken by our country in strengthening physical defense are very effective
" Li Ning said that after increasing monitoring and other measures, problems were discovered and promptly dealt with to reduce the risk of the spread of the new crown virus