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Officials destroy Covid-19 infected catfish from Vietnam

Four-kilo batch intercepted before it reached market; packaging tests negative; food processing plant import permit suspended for one week.

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Four-kilo batch intercepted before it reached market; packaging tests negative; food processing plant import permit suspended for one week.

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The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has destroyed a box of frozen catfish fillets imported from Vietnam after samples taken tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

After the samples tested positive the bureau activated its contingency plan and destroyed four kilogrammes of fish.

The bureau underlined that no products from the batch entered the market. IAM officials have thoroughly disinfected the area where the fish were stored and its surrounding areas, and have passed the personal information of those who had contacted the products to the Health Bureau.

The bureau has suspended the import permit of the food processing plant in Vietnam for one week.

While samples taken from the frozen catfish fillets tested positive for Covid-19, samples taken from the products’ packaging tested negative.

The bureau underlined that no products from the food processing plant had been imported into Macao over the past three months, except the batch of the frozen catfish fillets, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

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