The Russian Federation’s Orel and Kursk veterinary and phytosanitary supervision bureaus stated that the packages of poultry products produced by Russian companies have undergone laboratory tests to detect coronavirus infections before being shipped to China, and all supporting documents are attached.
On February 3, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China notified that the authorities of Guangdong Province have detected the COVID-19 genome from 13 batches of products from 3 Russian companies that produce meat and poultry by-products. These companies are located in Bryansk, Voronezh and Kursk regions and belong to the Cherkizovo Group. The General Administration of Customs of China pointed out that according to Chinese law, starting from February 3, it will suspend the acceptance of the import declarations of these companies for four weeks. These products with coronavirus genetic material detected on their packaging must be returned or destroyed.
An official from the Russian Federation’s Orel and Kursk Region Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision Bureau said:“All packages shipped to China have been tested for COVID in our laboratory, and the goods will be shipped after being stamped.”
He said that all measures are being taken to ensure that there is no virus on the packaging and products, and that”supervision is very strict.” All products are accompanied by relevant documents that the packaging has passed all necessary tests before leaving the company.