Facebook Twitter

These frozen chicken wings have tested positive for COVID-19

Chicken wings imported from Brazil have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Chinese officials.

SHARE These frozen chicken wings have tested positive for COVID-19
In this Sept. 5, 2010, file photo, tourists visit a park with a background view of Shenzhen city, Guangdong Province, Southern China.

In this Sept. 5, 2010, file photo, tourists visit a park with a background view of Shenzhen city, Guangdong Province, Southern China.

AP

Frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil to China have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Chinese officials recently said.

What happened?

  • Officials found the coronavirus inside a sample of frozen chicken wings that had been imported from Brazil to Shenzhen city, Guangdong Province, Southern China.
  • The city’s government said it discovered the infection during a routine screening of the imported food.
  • Health officials in Shenzhen traced and tested anyone who may come into contact with the imported chicken wings. All the results came back negative, CNN reports.
  • Nearby and related products were screened and tested. All tests came back negative.
  • The location where the chicken wings were stored was disinfected.
  • Authorities now plan to review other products connected to the brand of chicken wings, CNN reports.

Bigger picture:

  • There has been some concern about coronavirus being found within food packaging. In fact, coronavirus has been found in shrimp packaging from Ecuador at a Chinese restaurant, Reutersreports.
  • Back in mid-July, reports surfaced that COVID-19 had been found in shrimp packaging, which I wrote about for Deseret.com.
  • Similarly, China tied an outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing to imported salmon, The New York Times reports.