A sample of chicken wings imported to China from Brazil has tested positive for the coronavirus, Chinese authorities said Thursday.
COVID-19 was detected on a surface sample taken from a batch of frozen chicken wings imported into the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Tuesday.
The packaging and storage areas of the COVID-positive chicken wings have been disinfected and the contaminated food has been discarded.
Meanwhile, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no evidence that COVID-19 is spread through food and “there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging,” but advises people to wash their hands before preparing and eating food.
The World Health Organization has also said that it is unlikely that people can contract the coronavirus from food or food packaging.