TIMELINE-China's battle with coronavirus on frozen food and packaging

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    BEIJING, Nov 26 (Reuters) - China has ramped up testing of frozen foods after saying it discovered the coronavirus on imported products
and their packaging.
    Below is a timeline of the coronavirus found on imported frozen food or packaging in various parts of the country from different origins.
 Date         Product    Origin    Location       Found On   Notes                                                                  Link
 Nov. 25                           Xinfadi                   Xinfadi market in Beijing city suspended sales and storage of cold     [nL1N2IC00
                                   market in                 chain and aquatic products, state-owned media reported.                V]
 Nov. 25                           Chinese government press  Li Ning, deputy director at China National Center for Food Safety      [nL4N2IB2L
                                   conference                Risk Assessment, said the risk to consumers of catching the            H]
                                                             coronavirus from cold chain food products was very low and said        
                                                             handlers who repeatedly came into contact with the outer packaging of  
                                                             imported cold chain products were most at risk.                        
 Nov. 25      Shrimp     Ecuador   Huozhou in     Outer                                                                   
                                   Shanxi         Packaging                                                                         
 Nov. 24      Pig Head   North     Tianjin                   A Tianjin health official said two confirmed cases in the northern     [nL1N2IA1L
                         America                             port city in November month had caught the coronavirus from pig heads  J]
                                                             arriving from North America.                                           
 Nov. 24      Beef                 Tangshan in    Outer      Tangshan government did not name where the beef was imported from,
                                   Hebei          Packaging  according to state-media reports                                       
 Nov. 24      Shrimp     Ecuador   China's        Outer      China's customs suspended imports from Ecuadorian company ECUAJJLI
                                   Custom         Packaging  CIA.LTDA.  for one week                                                
 Nov. 21      Chicken    Argentin  Dongguan in    Outer      Chicken wings packaging from Argentina tested positive for the
              wings      a         Guangzhou      Packaging  coronavirus, state-owned Xinhua reported.                              
 Nov. 21      Chicken    Russia    Dongguan in    Outer      Chicken feet packaging from Russia tested positive for the   
              feet                 Guangzhou      Packaging  coronavirus, Xinhua reported.                                          
 Nov. 18      Beef       Brazil    Wuhan in       Outer      The goods involved were exported by FRIGOL S.A.              
                                   Hubei          Packaging                                                                         
 Nov. 18      Pomfret    India     Xiamen in      Outer      Xiamen has sealed frozen pomfret from the same batch of fish that had
                                   Fujian         Packaging  earlier tested positive in Fuzhou city.                                
 Nov. 18      Boneless   Argentin  Xiamen in      Packaging                                                               
              Beef       a         Fujian                                                                                           
 Nov. 18      Seafood              Hebei                     Hebei, a province which neighbours Beijing, will from Nov 23  ban
                                                             sales of imported frozen food from importers that don’t upload data    
                                                             like source and flows into a tracing system, state media reported      
 Nov. 18      Aquatic    Russia    China's                   Chinese customs stop accepting imports from a Russian fishing vessel
              products             Custom                    Zaliv Vostok JSC for one week                                          
 Nov. 17      Pomfret    India     Fuzhou in      Outer      Indian pomfret tested positive, state-owned Xinhua reported. 
                                   Fujian         Packaging                                                                         
 Nov. 16      Pork       Unknown   Dali in        Outer      Pork was loaded at Shanghai's Yangshan port with some of it coming to
                                   Shaanxi        Packaging  Dali county  while others  to Xi'an and other locations.               
 Nov. 16      Shrimp     Saudi     Mudanjiang in  Packaging  The frozen shrimp in Shenyang wholesale aquatic market in Mudanjiang
                         Arabia    Heilongjiang              was imported via Tianjin port, CCTV reported. The same batch of        
                                                             frozen shrimp in Tianjin also tested positive.                         
 Nov. 16      Swordfish  Malaysia  Linyi in       Food       The fish was bought from an unnamed supplier in Fuzhou city in         [nL1N2I208
                                   Shandong                  Fujian.                                                                3]
 Nov. 16                 New                                 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was confident no    [nL1N2I200
                         Zealand                             meat products were exported from the country with the coronavirus and  K]
                                                             she was seeking more information from Chinese authorities.             
 Nov. 16      Pork       France    Xiamen in      Outer      Unnamed supplier.                                                      [nL1N2I200
                                   Fujian         Packaging                                                                         K]
 Nov. 15                           Shanghai                  Shanghai city government said all imports of what it called  
                                                             "high-risk" imported cold-storage food would need to be tested for     
                                                             coronavirus and have packaging disinfected before being stored or      
                                                             sold in the city.                                                      
 Nov. 15      Pork       Argentin  Xi'an in       Outer                                                                             [nL1N2I106
                         e         Shaanxi        Packaging                                                                         W]
 Nov. 14      Beef and   Brazil,   Jinan in       On beef,   The goods involved were imported by a unit of Guotai International     [nL1N2I200
              tripe      Bolivia,  Shandong       tripe and  Group             and Shanghai Zhongli Development Trade               K]
                         New                      their Zealand                  internal and outer packaging                                                                         
 Nov. 14      Seafood    Unknown   Jining in      Packaging                                                               
 Nov. 13      Pork       Argentin  Zhengzhou in   Outer      The pork was loaded from Qingdao part, Balong cold storage.            [nL8N2I007
                         e         Henan          Packaging                                                                         8]
 Nov. 13      Shrimp     Saudi     Lanzhou in     Packaging  The shrimp passed through Tianjin port customs. It was bought by
                         Arabia    Gansu                     Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co Ltd, entered the country on      
                                                             Oct. 21 and reached Lanzhou on Nov. 8.                                 
 Nov. 13      Cuttlefis  India                    Outer      China's customs said it would suspend imports from India's Basu        [nL4N2HY2B
              h                                   Packaging  International for one week.                                            H]
 Nov. 12                                                     China's National Health Commission tightened restrictions requiring    [nL1N2HZ1I
                                                             "full coverage" testing and disinfection of imported food products,    8]
                                                             following a smattering of positive samples detected on beef, pork and  
                                                             seafood. The country has suspended imports of 99 suppliers from 20     
 Nov. 12      Boneless   Brazil    Wuhan in       Outer      The beef exporter was Marfrig Global Foods S.A.            in Várzea   [nL1N2HY2X
              beef                 Hubei          Packaging  Grande. Brazilian government notified about the issue by Chinese       8]
                                                             authorities. Marfrig's Várzea Grande facility had been previously      
                                                             suspended by China over coronavirus concerns. The ban, dating from     
                                                             Sep. 22, was lifted on Oct. 23.                                        
 Nov. 12      Beef       Argentin                 Outer      Argentine authorities said they had been informed about an alleged
                         e                        Packaging  finding by China of traces of the coronavirus on the external          
                                                             packaging of a shipment of the South American country's beef. Senasa,  
                                                             the Argentine government food safety body said meat in the packaging   
                                                             met all sanitary standards and it was the first time that a case of    
                                                             this type had been registered with an Argentine product.               
 Nov. 10      Pomfret    Indonesi  China's        Outer      China's customs suspended imports from PT Anugrah Laut Indonesia for   [nL4N2HU06
                         a         Custom         Packaging  one week                                                               R]
 Nov. 8       Pork       Germany   Tianjin        Packaging  Tianjin started testing cold storage food sites after a staff who      [nL4N2HU06
                                                             handled the frozen pork tested positive.                               R]
 Nov. 7       Beltfish   India     Taiyuan in     Outer      Frozen beltfish imported into Tianjin from India had tested positive   [nL1N2HM08
                                   Shanxi         Packaging  for the virus, state media reported.                                   0]
 Oct. 31      Pork       Brazil    Weihai in      Packaging  Unknown supplier company                                               [nL1N2HM04
                                   Shandong                                                                                         3]
 Oct. 31      Fish       Ecuador   China's        Outer      China's customs  suspended imports from FIREXPA S.A., an Ecuadorian    [nB9N2BH01
                                   Custom         Packaging  seafood product manufacturer, for one week.                            5]
 Oct. 28      Aquatic    Russia    Shandong       Outer      China's customs suspended accepting products from three Russian        [nB9N2BH01
              products                            Packaging  fishing vessels for a week.                                            5]
 Oct. 28      Aquatic    Netherla  Shandong       Outer      China's customs suspended accepting products from  one warehouse in
              products   nds                      Packaging  the Netherlands for a week .                                           
 Oct. 1       Boneless   Brazil    China's        Outer      China stopped  accepting import applications from Brazilian company    [nB9N2GK00
              beef                 Custom         Packaging  Minerva S.A for a week.                                                V]
 Sept. 25     Hairtail   Brazil                   Outer      China stopped accepting import applications from Brazilian company     [nL3N2GH06
              fish                                Packaging  Monteiro Industria de Pescados Ltd for a week from Sept 26.            X]
 Sept. 20     Squid      Russia    Jilin in       Packaging  The Changchun COVID-19 prevention office said the squid had been
                                   Changchun                 imported from Russia by a company in Hunchun city and brought to the   
                                                             provincial capital.                                                    
 Sept. 11                                                    Chinese customs have said they will suspend imports from companies
                                                             for a week if frozen food products test positive, and for a month if   
                                                             a supplier's products test positive for a third time or more.          
 Aug. 13      White      Ecuador   Xian in        Outer                                                                             [nS0N2F003
              shrimp               Shaanxi        Packaging                                                                         8][nS0N2EH 00K] [nL1N2FS16 B]
 Aug. 13      Chicken    Brazil    Shenzhen in    Food and   Chinese authorities identified a meat plant owned by Brazilian
              wings                Guangdong      packaging  unlisted company as the source of the chicken wings. Brazil said it    
                                                             had not been officially notified and that it was seeking               
                                                             clarification from Chinese authorities. Brazil later asked for proof   
                                                             that chicken wings had coronavirus.                                    
 Aug. 10      White      Ecuador   Wuhu in Anhui  Outer      CCTV reported that imported frozen shrimp from Ecuador at a  
              shrimp                              Packaging  restaurant in Wuhu city tested positive.                               
 July 16      White      Ecuador   Yunnan         Outer      Producers included Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A, Empacreci
              shrimp                              Packaging  S.A, Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif S.A.             
 July 14      White      Ecuador   Chongqing      Outer                                                                   
              shrimp                              Packaging                                                                         
 July 3       White      Ecuador   Xiamen in      Outer      Producers were Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A and Empacreci
              shrimp               Fujian         Packaging  S.A                                                                    
 July 3       White      Ecuador   Dalian in      Outer      Producer was Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif S.A                
              shrimp               Liaoning       Packaging                                                                         

 (Reporting by Shivani Singh and Beijing newsroom; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell and Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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