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

 (Adds latest developments from Dec. 16)
    BEIJING, Dec 21 (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 China says was found on imported frozen food or packaging in various parts of the country from different
origins.
 Date         Product         Origin    Location       Found On   Notes                                                                  Link
 Dec.20       Beef            Argentin  Zhongmu in     Outer      The product was imported into Qingdao, news agency  Xinhua reported    bit.ly/3aw6SAX
                              a         Henan          Packaging , Inner wall of container                                                                         
 Dec.19       Caroun croaker  India     Shenyang in    Outer                                                                             bit.ly/2KNfB7m
                                        Liaoning       Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.17       Beef            Brazil    Chongqing      Outer      The beef was imported into  Shanghai and then sent to Chongqing        bit.ly/3gVthck
                                                       Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.17       Beef            Brazil    Anshan in      Outer                                                                             bit.ly/3nuoiBK
                                        Liaoning       Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.17       Whitemouth      Argentin  China Customs  Outer      China Customs suspended imports from Cooperativa de Trabajo Espejo de  bit.ly/3mv6sNN
              croaker         a                        Packaging  Mar Limitada for one week.                                             
 Dec.16       Hairtail fish   Myanmar   Wuxi in        Outer                                                                             bit.ly/3r2iwJX
                                        Jiangsu        Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.16                                 Chuzhou in                The local government tested Cargill's 2,712 employees,  and 423        bit.ly/3muc9vr
                                        Anhui                     samples from raw material, production lines, and cold chain transfer   
                                                                  car etc. All the results were negative.                                
 Dec.15       Chicken Leg     China     Chuzhou in     Outer      Chuzhou city said the domestically produced chicken had been           bit.ly/3muc9vr
                                        Anhui          Packaging  processed by Cargill but later removed the news item from its Weibo    
                                                                  page.                                                                  
 Dec.15       Pig's ear       United    Wuxi in                   The city did not say if the virus was found on the product packaging   bit.ly/34k1Bst
                              States    Jiangsu                   or the product itself. The producer was Premium Iowa Pork, LLC.        
 Dec.15       Beef            Argentin  Chongqing      Outer                                                                             bit.ly/3aguvxm
                              a                        Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.13       Pork            Argentin  Tianjin        Outer      The product reached Tianjin port on Nov.11, news agency Xinhua         bit.ly/3qXtNuZ
                              a                        Packaging  reported.                                                              
 Dec.13       Red Salmon      Russia    China Customs  Outer      China Customs suspended imports from Vostok-ryba Co.,Ltd for one       bit.ly/2LFUa8J
                                                       Packaging  week.                                                                  
 Dec. 11      Boneless Beef   Brazil    China Customs  Outer      China Customs suspended imports from NATURAFRIG ALIMENTOS LTDA and     bit.ly/3oJYZf4
                                                       Packaging  PLENA ALIMENTOS S/A for one week.                                      
 Dec.9        Boneless Beef   Brazil    Nantong in     Outer      The Brazilian beef tested positive in Wuxi city was distributed  in    bit.ly/374fkVW
                                        Jiangsu        Packaging  Nantong’s markets, and consumers who bought the beef are required to   
                                                                  get COVID tests.                                                       
 Dec.9                                  Hefei in                  Hefei city requires consumers to register their real name when buying  bit.ly/37327g9
                                        Anhui                     imported cold-chain food, state-owned media Xinhua reported.           
 Dec.8        Hairtail fish   India     Hebi in Henan  Outer                                                                             bit.ly/3qGf5s1
                                                       Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.8        Silver white    Pakistan  China Customs  Outer      China Customs suspended imports from M/S OCEAN GOLD SEAFOOD for one    bit.ly/3ouBOFC
              croaker                                  packaging  week.                                                                  
 Dec.5        Boneless Beef   Uruguay   Wuhan in       Packaging  Beef exported by BREEDERS AND PACKERS URUGUAY S.A, state-owned news    bit.ly/378arLL
                                        Hubei                     agency Xinhua reported.                                                
 Dec.5        Pork            Brazil    Wuhan in       Packaging  Beef exported by SEARA ALIMENTOS LTDA, state-owned news agency Xinhua  bit.ly/378arLL
                                        Hubei                     reported.                                                              
 Dec.5        Chicken wings   Russia    Zhengzhou in   Inner                                                                             bit.ly/3qAYHcr
                                        Henan          Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.5        Boneless Beef   Brazil    Wuxi in        Outer      Consumers who bought the beef tested negative for COVID.               bit.ly/2IqYuHC
                                        Jiangsu        Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.4        Beef            Argentin  Heze in        Outer      The beef in Juye county in Heze city  was exported from Argentina and  bit.ly/39SplaU
                              a         Shandong       Packaging  arrived at Shanghai Yangshan port, Xinhua reported.                    
 Dec.3        Hairtail fish   Thailand  Houma in       Outer                                                                             bit.ly/3ondfdQ
                                        Shanxi         Packaging                                                                         
 Dec.3        Shrimp          India     China Customs  Inner      China customs suspended imports from B-one Business House Private      bit.ly/3mGjEAm
                                                       Packaging  Limited for one week.                                                  
 Dec.3        Hairtail fish,  Indonesi  China Customs  Outer      Coronavirus found on one sample taken from the inner packaging of      bit.ly/3qqjeAn
              Fish paste      a                        Packaging  fish paste, other samples taken from  outer packaging also positive.   
                                                       , Inner    Customs suspended imports from PT Cita Karya Agung and PT Starfood     
                                                       Packaging  International for one week.                                            
 Dec.3        Boneless Beef   Argentin  Jingmen in     Outer      Beef exported by Amancay S.A.I.C.A.F.I to Shanghai Yangshan port on    bit.ly/3g6sNQ6
                              a         Hubei          Packaging  Oct. 28 and then shipped to Zhengzhou city in Henan on Oct.30 and      
                                                                  stored in Duohui storage on Nov. 15.                                   
 Dec.2        Pork            Brazil    Yuhuan in      On food    Pork sold at the Chengguan Zhongxin farmer's market shipped from       bit.ly/2Ie2F9A
                                        Zhejiang                  Brazil and arrived at Shanghai Yangshan port on Sept. 28.              
 Nov.30       Boneless Beef   Argentin  China Customs  Outer      China Customs suspended imports from ECOCARNES S.A for one week.       bit.ly/3qhKW2c
                              a                        Packaging                                                                         
 Nov. 28      Red king crab   Chile     China Customs  Outer      China Customs suspended imports from Chile company PESQUERA ISLA DEL   bit.ly/3mnKGMB
                                                       Packaging  REY S.A for one week.                                                  
 Nov. 28      Cod             Russia    Dalian in      Outer      The goods were provided by Dalian Hongye Marine Product Limited        bit.ly/3fO4174
                                        Liaodong       Packaging  Company, state-owned news agency Xinhua reported.                      
 Nov. 27      Pork                      Tangshan in Hebei                                                                                            
 Nov.27       Basa fish       Vietnam   Wuhan in       Outer      Fish exported by DAI THANH SEAFOODS was shipped from Ho Chi Minh City  bit.ly/3ml18gH
                                        Hubei          Packaging  and reached Wuhan Yangluo water port on Sept. 7, and on Oct. 20 was    
                                                                  transported to Roulian storage.                                        
 Nov. 27      Boneless Beef   Brazil    Wuhan in       Outer      Beef exported by MARFRIG GLOBALFOODS S.A. from Brazil in early June    bit.ly/3ml18gH
                                        Hubei          Packaging  arrived at Shanghai Yangshan port on Aug. 26 and 29. They were then    
                                                                  shipped to Wuhan Yangluo water port on Sept. 12, 14, and 18 and        
                                                                  stored in Donghu Hi-Tech Zone.                                         
 Nov. 25                                Xinfadi                   Xinfadi market in Beijing city suspended sales and storage of cold     nL1N2IC00V
                                        market in                 chain and aquatic products, state-owned media reported.                
                                        Beijing                                                                                          
 Nov.25                                 Chinese government press  Li Ning, deputy director at China National Center for Food Safety      nL4N2IB2LH
                                        conference                Risk Assessment, said the risk to consumers of catching the            
                                                                  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                                                                             bit.ly/2V2Icat
                                        Shanxi         Packaging                                                                         
 Nov.24       Pig Head        North     Tianjin                   A Tianjin health official said two confirmed cases in the northern     nL1N2IA1LJ
                              America                             port city in November month had caught the coronavirus from pig heads  
                                                                  arriving from North America.                                           
 Nov.24       Beef                      Tangshan in    Outer      Tangshan government did not name where the beef was imported from,     bit.ly/3l8QYOS
                                        Hebei          Packaging  according to state-media reports                                       
 Nov.24       Shrimp          Ecuador   China Customs  Outer      China Customs suspended imports from Ecuadorian company ECUAJJLI       bit.ly/3kWzaX9
                                                       Packaging  CIA.LTDA.  for one week                                                
 Nov. 21      Chicken wings   Argentin  Dongguan in    Outer      Chicken wings packaging from Argentina tested positive for the         bit.ly/3kWzaX9
                              a         Guangdong      Packaging  coronavirus, state-owned Xinhua reported.                              
 Nov. 21      Chicken feet    Russia    Dongguan in    Outer      Chicken feet packaging from Russia tested positive for the             bit.ly/2ISJeTr
                                        Guangdong      Packaging  coronavirus, Xinhua reported.                                          
 Nov. 18      Beef            Brazil    Wuhan in       Outer      The goods involved were exported by FRIGOL S.A.                        bit.ly/3pDNyHg
                                        Hubei          Packaging                                                                         
 Nov. 18      Pomfret         India     Xiamen in      Outer      Xiamen has sealed frozen pomfret from the same batch of fish that had  bit.ly/3fdXUZz
                                        Fujian         Packaging  earlier tested positive in Fuzhou city.                                
 Nov. 18      Boneless Beef   Argentin  Xiamen in      Packaging                                                                         bit.ly/38SOZLW
                              a         Fujian                                                                                           
 Nov. 18      Seafood                   Hebei                     Hebei, a province which neighbours Beijing, will from Nov 23  ban      bit.ly/2IOKg3f
                                                                  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 Customs             China customs stop accepting imports from a Russian fishing vessel     bit.ly/38WlbOL
              products                                            Zaliv Vostok JSC for one week                                          
 Nov. 17      Pomfret         India     Fuzhou in      Outer      Indian pomfret tested positive, state-owned Xinhua reported.           bit.ly/3lDzdZ9
                                        Fujian         Packaging                                                                         
 Nov.16       Pork            Unknown   Dali in        Outer      Pork was loaded at Shanghai's Yangshan port with some of it coming to  bit.ly/3nxb0E8
                                        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   bit.ly/38OQhHT
                              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 PM Jacinda Ardern said  confident no meat products were    [nL1N2I200
                              Zealand                             exported from the country with COVID-19, was seeking more information  K]
                                                                  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            bit.ly/3f7OP4y
                                                                  "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
                              a         Shaanxi        Packaging                                                                         W]
 Nov.14       Beef and tripe  Brazil,   Jinan in       On beef,   The goods involved were imported by a unit of Guotai International     [nL1N2I200
                              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                                                                         bit.ly/36Hb8dA
                                        Shandong                                                                                         
 Nov.13       Pork            Argentin  Zhengzhou in   Outer      The pork was loaded from Qingdao part, Balong cold storage.            [nL8N2I007
                              a         Henan          Packaging                                                                         8]
 Nov.13       Shrimp          Saudi     Lanzhou in     Packaging  The shrimp passed through Tianjin port customs. It was bought by       bit.ly/3f5giDX
                              Arabia    Gansu                     Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co Ltd, entered the country on      
                                                                  Oct. 21 and reached Lanzhou on Nov. 8.                                 
 Nov.13       Cuttlefish      India                    Outer      China customs said it would suspend imports from India's Basu          [nL4N2HY2B
                                                       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     
                                                                  countries.                                                             
 Nov.12       Boneless beef   Brazil    Wuhan in       Outer      The beef exporter was Marfrig Global Foods S.A.            in Várzea   [nL1N2HY2X
                                        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     bit.ly/38QnFOE
                              a                        Packaging  finding by China of traces of COVID-19 on the external packaging of a  
                                                                  shipment of the South American country's beef. Senasa, the Argentine   
                                                                  government food safety body said that the meat in the packaging met    
                                                                  all sanitary standards and that it is the first time that a case of    
                                                                  this type had been registered with an Argentine product. Argentina     
                                                                  and China have a previous agreement that if a case of COVID-19 is      
                                                                  registered in an Argentine plant, it would halt shipments and request  
                                                                  to be suspended by Beijing from the list of companies authorized to    
                                                                  export to China until Senasa and then the Asian country had            
                                                                  authorized the plant's reinstatement.                                  
 Nov.10       Pomfret         Indonesi  China Customs  Outer      China customs suspended imports from PT Anugrah Laut Indonesia for     [nL4N2HU06
                              a                        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        Hairtail fish   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 Customs  Outer      China customs  suspended imports from FIREXPA S.A., an Ecuadorian      [nB9N2BH01
                                                       Packaging  seafood product manufacturer, for one week.                            5]
 Oct.28       Aquatic         Russia    Shandong       Outer      China customs suspended accepting products from three Russian fishing  [nB9N2BH01
              products                                 Packaging  vessels for a week.                                                    5]
 Oct.28       Aquatic         Netherla  Shandong       Outer      China customs suspended accepting products from  one warehouse in the  bit.ly/35EFluB
              products        nds                      Packaging  Netherlands for a week .                                               
 Oct.1        Boneless beef   Brazil    China Customs  Outer      China stopped  accepting import applications from Brazilian company    [nB9N2GK00
                                                       Packaging  Minerva S.A for a week.                                                V]
 Sep.25       Hairtail fish   Brazil                   Outer      China stopped accepting import applications from Brazilian company     [nL3N2GH06
                                                       Packaging  Monteiro Industria de Pescados Ltd for a week from Sept 26.            X]
 Sep.20       Squid           Russia    Jilin in       Packaging  The Changchun COVID-19 prevention office said the squid had been       bit.ly/38Mt4WV
                                        Changchun                 imported from Russia by a company in Hunchun city and brought to the   
                                                                  provincial capital.                                                    
 Sep.11                                                           Chinese customs have said they will suspend imports from companies     bit.ly/32QzYGB
                                                                  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 shrimp    Ecuador   Xian in        Outer                                                                             [nS0N2F003
                                        Shaanxi        Packaging                                                                         8][nS0N2EH 00K] [nL1N2FS16 B]
 Aug.13       Chicken wings   Brazil    Shenzhen in    Food and   Chinese authorities identified a meat plant owned by Brazilian         bit.ly/3pzynyM
                                        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 shrimp    Ecuador   Wuhu in Anhui  Outer      CCTV reported that imported frozen shrimp from Ecuador at a            bit.ly/3kAA9vP
                                                       Packaging  restaurant in Wuhu city tested positive.                               
 Jul.16       White shrimp    Ecuador   Yunnan         Outer      Producers included Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A, Empacreci   bit.ly/2Iyve1J
                                                       Packaging  S.A, Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif S.A.             
 Jul.14       White shrimp    Ecuador   Chongqing      Outer                                                                             bit.ly/3pDus3V
                                                       Packaging                                                                         
 Jul.3        White shrimp    Ecuador   Xiamen in      Outer      Producers were Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A and Empacreci    bit.ly/3pDus3V
                                        Fujian         Packaging  S.A                                                                    
 Jul.3        White shrimp    Ecuador   Dalian in      Outer      Producer was Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif S.A      bit.ly/3pDus3V
                                        Liaodong       Packaging                                                                         
 

    

 (Reporting by Shivani Singh, Dominique Patton and Beijing newsroom; Editing by Jacqueline Wong and Rashmi Aich)
  
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