Norway, Chilean salmon cleared of virus suspicions

Local | 16 Jun 2020 10:11 pm

Sixteen samples of salmon, including from Norway and Chile have tested negative for the coronavirus, food safety officials announced.

The Centre for Food Safety said it tested salmon samples from the import and wholesale levels from countries including Norway, Chile, Ireland, Iceland and Denmark, for testing as a precautionary measure following reports from Beijing that the new coronavirus was detected on chopping boards used for cutting salmon. The Beijing has has not been verified.

The centre has also reviewed recent imports of chilled salmon from various places into Hong Kong by air, and confirmed that salmon sold in Hong Kong is mainly from the United States and European countries such as Norway, while there is no record of import sof salmon from the mainland.

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