When Beijing found that salmon may carry new coronavirus, large supermarkets and restaurants quickly removed salmon products.
The new cases in Beijing have a certain impact on the newly restarted Beijing catering market. Salmon is the basic element of Japanese cuisine. Japanese brands such as Matsushi, Edo sushi, hecaifangti, and Tokugawa have all taken off the shelves of salmon and salmon related products in an emergency. The prevention and control work in the store has been strengthened again.
Take out platform, 13, a message said, Hungry to Buy food business off the shelf seafood products. In response, Hungry said that there was no official response. Reporters in the Hungry buy vegetables business to see that there are still seafood products on sale, but no salmon on sale.
On the same day, in Meituan's shopping and Carrefour's takeout business, We saw that there were still seafood products on sale, but no salmon was found. Meituan also said it had taken salmon off the shelves.
At the same time, some shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants and other places in China have also taken salmon off the shelves.
Under the emergency deployment of Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce, Sichuan Agricultural Products Circulation Association issued an emergency proposal to put forward the market with ice and fresh seafood business. It is necessary to urgently start high-level prevention and control measures, implement closed management, strictly control the flow of personnel and vehicles, and strictly implement the registration, temperature measurement, disinfection, screening and other epidemic prevention work.
The wholesale market of Chengdu agricultural products center has fully removed salmon products from the market since the 13th, and the specific time for resale is to be determined.
On the same day, Jiangsu Nanjing food and beverage chamber of Commerce issued a proposal on the prevention and control of the epidemic situation at this stage. It proposed that all catering enterprises in Nanjing should strictly prevent and guard against the epidemic, take effective prevention and control measures, propose that food processing should be fully cooked, and temporarily stop the supply of raw food related dishes such as livestock, poultry, seafood and aquatic products.
In Zhejiang, the Hangzhou market supervision bureau also launched a quick investigation on the sales of large-scale salmon.
Where does China import salmon?
In recent years, China's seafood import has been at a high level, among which salmon is favored by consumers.
It is reported that China imports about 80000 tons of fresh and Frozen Salmon every year, and Chile, Norway, Faroe Islands, Australia, Canada and other countries are the main sources of salmon import, with the import volume increasing year by year.
Earlier, according to the market survey of Norwegian Marine Products Bureau, the export volume of Norwegian fresh salmon to China increased by 92% in the first three quarters of 2019. Driven by this, the export of Norwegian Arctic cod, Norwegian blue and white fish and other varieties to China also performed well.
In addition, 90% of consumers think that the origin of seafood is very important. 44% of Chinese consumers regard Norway as the preferred place of origin of seafood.
However, a customs inspection and quarantine official said in an interview with the media that in general, the customs mainly conducts common food borne bacteria inspection for imported seafood or meat products.
According to media reports, in recent years, imported salmon in Zhejiang, Shandong and other places have failed to pass the inspection. However, up to now, there is no evidence to prove that the virus found in this study is really from salmon itself.
What's the probability of salmon being poisonous?
According to Jin Dongyan, a virologist and professor of medicine at the University of Hong Kong, salmon itself is very unlikely to be a viral vector.
He explained that seafood is unlikely to be a source of infection because fish, as a lower organism, are rarely transmitted to humans by fish viruses. And there is no evidence that the virus can replicate in fish.
Yang zhanqiu, Professor of Virology Department of Medical Department of Wuhan University, also thinks that the detection of new crown from the cutting of imported salmon board means that the salmon on the board may be contaminated, but it does not mean that it must be infectious. At present, the research has not found that the new crown virus can be infected by salmon or aquatic product pollution.
This incident will bring a lot of blow to the salmon economy.（gmtlight）