The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) declares that Brazil’s chicken-meat producing industry is analyzing the information it has received on the possible detection by the municipal authorities of Shenzhen, China, of TRACES OF VIRUS on PACKAGING from Brazil.
It remains unclear at what stage the possible contamination of the packaging occurred, and whether it occurred during the export transport process. Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply is in contact with GACC (China’s official sanitary agency), which will perform the final analysis of the situation.
ABPA reiterates that there is no scientific evidence that meat can transmit the virus, as has been stressed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA).
Simultaneously, Brazil’s export sector reaffirms that since the beginning of the global pandemic, all measures have been taken, and have been enhanced in recent months, to protect the health of workers and to ensure the safety of products.