China steps up testing, penalties for chilled food imports amid rising fear over supply chain

The new government rules follow recently released results of a study that documents how the COVID-19 virus can stay active on chilled salmon for up to 8 days.

Chinese shrimp dumplings. The new testing is set to have implications for many seafood exporters to the country.
Chinese shrimp dumplings. The new testing is set to have implications for many seafood exporters to the country.Foto: Stewart Butterfield/Flickr
Published 14 September 2020, 07:34Updated 14 September 2020, 11:48