Posted on February 25, 2022

A few New Zealand food businesses have suspended exports destined for China – after positive Covid-19 cases were detected amongst staff.

Although catching the coronavirus from food is highly unlikely, China’s Covid-19 zero policy means that food producers who experience positive cases at their sites are expected to halt export shipments to the country.

A 2021 briefing giving guidance to exporters said China was applying these measures to all cold chain food imports including fruit, vegetables and meat.

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