China: Updated Technical Guidelines for Cold Chain Foods

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2022-0022

On January 30, 2022, China's State Council released two updated technical guidelines for preventing and controlling COVID-19 in cold-chain food. The Technical Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Novel Coronavirus in Cold Chain Food Production and Operation (Second Edition) and the Cold Chain Food Production and Operation Process Covid Control and Disinfection (Second Edition) establish guidelines for producers and operators involved in cold-chain food, including production, loading and unloading, transportation, storage, and sales. In September 2020, the PRC notified emergency measures to the WTO regarding China's cold chain food and alleged concerns over COVID-19.

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