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Taiwan mango sample tests positive for Covid

2022-07-06 HKT 21:42
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  • Thirty-three cartons of mangoes from Taiwan have to be disposed of after the surface of one of them carries Covid-19. File image: Shutterstock
    Thirty-three cartons of mangoes from Taiwan have to be disposed of after the surface of one of them carries Covid-19. File image: Shutterstock
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) on Wednesday ordered a distributor to dispose of around 200 kilograms of mangoes from Taiwan after the surface of one sample tested positive for Covid-19.

Local authorities carried out the testing after samples of mango imports from Taiwan were found to contain the virus in Macau.

The CFS said it had tested nine samples from a batch of 33 cartons of mangoes, and one of them came back positive.

They said they had ordered the distributor to stop sale, remove the fruit concerned from shelves and dispose of them.