Three congruent brand foods were exposed to African swine fever virus Experts: should strengthen detection
Recently, dumplings produced by Sanquan Food have been exposed to African swine fever virus, which has aroused great concern in society. Yesterday (18th), Sanquan Food responded that the company had sealed all relevant suspected batch products from all sales channels for the first time; the Henan Provincial Government has sent a joint investigation team led by the Provincial Animal Husbandry Bureau to go to Hunan and Gansu respectively. The two places, in coordination with the relevant local authorities to verify the relevant situation.
In addition, there are netizens posted a report saying that 40 batches of pork products (products) were detected in Gansu Province and were positive for African swine nucleic acid virus, including more than ten well-known products such as Sanquan, Cody, Zhengrong and Jinlu. A number of well-known brands in food companies, including Shandong, Anhui, Henan, Shanghai and other provinces and cities, including elbow, bacon, sausage, dumplings, beef balls, pork balls and many other categories. The Agricultural and Rural Affairs Department of Gansu Province said that the test results need to be further investigated.
Recently, the three full-speed frozen dumplings were exposed to the African swine fever virus. From the quick-frozen food to the end of the table, it was only a step away, which immediately caused consumer concerns. Can pork still be eaten? This issue has been mentioned repeatedly. Huang Bao, deputy director of the China Center for Animal Health and Epidemiology, stressed that African swine fever is not a zoonotic disease, does not infect people, and it does not infect other animals except pigs, and does not affect food safety. International organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Organisation for Animal Health have not included African swine fever in zoonotic diseases, nor have they been included in a variety of zoonotic diseases. Nearly one hundred years since the discovery of African swine fever, there has been no human infection with African swine fever on a global scale, so you can safely consume quarantined pork.
Some experts said that high temperature can kill African swine fever virus, and it can be killed by heating at 60 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. But is it true that the African swine fever virus is harmless to the human body?
According to media reports, Zhengda Group Inner Mongolia has required all employees and their families to ban the purchase and consumption of related foods such as Sanquan, Missing, Cody, Zhengrong and other brands, which will be expelled if found. The company's staff said that although the African swine fever virus is not contagious, once the employee carries the virus into the farm or feed plant, the virus may be transmitted to the livestock, which may bring risks. Zhengda Group Inner Mongolia is a development area for the group's pig industry. It is promoting the “Million-headed pig industry”. Once the virus is transmitted, it may have a greater impact on the entire pig industry.
Zhu Yi, an associate professor at the College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering at China Agricultural University, said that even if the virus itself does not cause food safety problems, people will worry about why such pork can become the raw material for food processing of these large manufacturers. Although the African swine fever virus does not pose a health risk to humans, pigs that have had or have not developed African swine fever virus are sick pigs and cannot eat. There is no reason to go to the shelves and the table. People should treat such pork. Say "no".
Sanquan Food said that the pork used by the company comes from high-quality compliant suppliers, and each batch of raw pork has a traceability system, and each batch of arrivals contains the batch of "Animal Quarantine Certificate" issued by the relevant state department. The "Quality Certificate for Meat Quality Inspection" and other certificates prove that the transportation route also strictly enforces the requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Zhu Yi pointed out that under the high pressure situation, African swine fever virus will also flow into quick-frozen foods with the following possibilities: The first reason is that the detection means is greatly improved and the sensitivity of detection is high. Even a few viruses can be detected. The second reason was that when the pork was slaughtered and the pork was slaughtered, some pigs with latent disease were not identified. The incubation period was about 5 to 19 days, and there was no disease at that time. If you don't do a special disease test, you can't see it with the naked eye, so that this kind of pork is mixed into the supply. The third reason is that the pork itself has no problem, but it is contaminated by the African swine fever virus in the transportation, processing and packaging.
The most extreme case can not be ruled out, that is, sick and dead pork mixed into the production process. Zhu Yi believes that it is not entirely impossible for some people to sell infected pork privately or take sick and dead pigs as raw materials for feed production in order to reduce losses. Nowadays, African swine fever virus has already flowed into frozen food, and relevant departments should strengthen testing and supervision. Manufacturers must disclose the entire data and process of harmless treatment. It is only after ensuring that all treatments are in place that the insurance for the African swine fever virus after the death of the pig can be issued. In addition, it is very important that the purchase inspection system of the frozen food industry has not been tested for the African swine fever virus. Now that the African swine fever virus is in serious condition, the risk detection project should be added to build a firewall and check Africa. Swine fever virus. At the same time, at the time of factory inspection, it is further checked whether the product is contaminated by African swine fever virus. In addition, a pull-net survey should be conducted on the entire production line and production environment of frozen food.
Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has formulated and issued the “Emergency Implementation Plan for African Swine Fever (2019 Edition)” to guide local governments to carry out emergency response to the epidemic situation in a strict and standardized manner. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said that since the outbreak of African swine fever in China, all outbreaks have been effectively and timely disposed of, and the current epidemic situation is generally controllable. However, Feng Zhongwu, deputy director of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, reminded that the long-term and complex nature of prevention and control should be fully recognized. Of the 60 countries that have had African swine fever, only 13 have eradicated the epidemic, and the eradication time is 5 to 36 years. Under the premise of resolutely implementing the existing prevention and control measures and tackling the tough battle against each epidemic situation, we must also make preparations for dealing with more unfavorable situations and laying a protracted war.
At present, the "Sanquan Guantang Dumplings" sold by the three-brand flagship stores of various e-commerce platforms have been quietly removed. The General Administration of Markets and Regulations was released last night (18th). In response to media reports on pork products such as dumplings, the virus-positive problem of African swine fever virus was detected. The General Administration of Market Supervision and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs have required enterprises to immediately trace the source of pork raw materials and carried out pork products. Dispose of.
The two departments have sent a joint inspection team to investigate and verify the relevant situation, requiring pork products manufacturers to further strengthen the control of pork raw materials, implement inspection and quarantine ticket inspection regulations, improve the detection and review system for African swine fever, and prevent infected pork raw materials from entering food processing. Link. The General Administration of Market Supervision, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and other departments require all localities to fully implement their responsibility for prevention and control, strengthen prevention and control measures, standardize information reporting and release, and severely investigate and deal with enterprises that fail to comply with their requirements for prevention and control.