Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities have repeatedly tried to make the world believe that their health authorities have recorded CCP Virus infections among Chinese workers handling imported frozen foods. But scientists around the world and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently said there is no credible evidence that the virus was transmitted this way.

Chinese health authorities said they linked several infections among food workers in the country to contaminated frozen salmon, cod, and pig heads, citing positive swabs and no clear alternative source of infection. 

They have also denounced other products they said tested positive, such as Saudi shrimp, Chilean cherries, and ice cream made with milk powder from Ukraine among the goods highlighted in local news reports, the South China Morning Post reported.

Pushing the theory of virus-infected frozen food 

To such an extent did the CCP persist with these false reports that at a World Health Organization (WHO) press conference in China this month, where an international team of scientists investigating the origins of the CCP virus (COVID-19) presented the findings along with Chinese authorities, an official from China’s National Health Commission, Liang Wannian, suggested that the virus may have originally been transported in frozen goods imported to Wuhan, the city where it was first identified in 2019.

Peter Ben Embarek, one of the WHO officials leading the international team, appeared to credit the theory when he stated that such a type of transmission warranted in-depth studies. He later clarified in an interview with Science magazine that it was “worth exploring” whether people in China were being infected in this way.

According to a Breitbart report, during the WHO investigation, the Global Times, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda outlets, published a lengthy report insinuating that the CCP Virus originated in frozen food products from abroad.

FDA says no evidence of virus-infected frozen food

Following these comments, the FDA issued an official statement on Thursday, Feb. 18, stating with determination that there is no evidence whatsoever to consider the possibility of contagion through food or food packaging as valid.

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to underscore that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging associated with or as a likely source of viral transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing COVID-19,” the statement read.

The FDA had also previously spoken out against this type of theory, but now, after the recent statements, they have reaffirmed it again, “Considering the more than 100 million cases of COVID-19, we have not seen epidemiological evidence of food or food packaging as the source of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to humans.”