Experts say there is 'no compelling evidence' of COVID-19 and food transmission

New fears are being raised around food safety and COVID-19 after Chinese officials say they imported chicken from Brazil that tested positive for the coronavirus. Government officials from Shenzhen, a coastal city near Hong Kong, said in a statement that a sample taken from the surface of the imported frozen chicken wings tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. The chicken wings came from a Brazilian meat plant owned by Aurora, the country's third-largest processor of chicken and pork. The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein responded with a statement, according to CNN, that said it is reviewing the incident, adding, “There is no scientific evidence that meat transmits the virus. The ABPA also noted that “it is not yet clear when the packaging was contaminated and whether it occurred during the export transportation process.”

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