Citing Covid concerns

Hong Kong disposes of 200 kgs of Taiwanese mangoes

Yesterday, Hong Kong authorities recalled and disposed of 200 kilograms of mangoes imported from Taiwan, after one sample fruit in the shipment was found to be contaminated with the Covid-19 virus.

Hong Kong's removal of the fruit from store shelves followed decisions by Macau to impose a one-week ban on each of two Taiwanese companies, with effect from June 30 and July 3, respectively, after traces of the Covid-19 virus were found on samples of their mango shipments to Macau.

In a press release, Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety (CFS) said that the Covid-19 virus had been found on the skin of one mango that was checked as sample in a shipment of 33 cartons weighing 200 kilograms in total.


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