hina’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) announced in early December that it has started using a tracing system for imported cold-chain food.
It is a move to control imported cases of Covid-19, as several Chinese cities have detected the virus on the outer packaging of imported cold-chain food.
According to the SAMR, the tracing system has been connected to nine provinces and municipalities which covers 90 percent of the country’s imported cold-chain food. The system will enable local departments to quickly trace the source of any questionable imports and track their destination.
The SAMR pledged to use other means, such as the registration of entry invoices, to trace the remaining 10 percent of cold-chain imports.