Jiaxing Fruit Wholesale Market tests import fruit for traces of Covid-19

Jiaxing Fruit Wholesale Market has a specialized Covid-19 inspection station where market employees carry out inspection and disinfection of trucks with import fruit. The specialized employees swab the packaging material, fruit peels, and inside the boxes.

Market personnel explained that the inspection and disinfection station covers an area of 15,000 square meters and is divided into areas for waiting and inspection. Import fruit has to be accompanied by customs forms, inspection and quarantine certification, Covid-19 testing reports, and disinfection reports. Only then can the fruit enter the waiting area to await second inspection. Then the inspectors take the temperature of truck drivers and perform a Covid-19 test. They also disinfect the shipping containers. Finally, they take at least six swabs from the packaging material, fruit surface, and inside the boxes. Six hours later the test results come back.

The inspection station opened one week ago and has already processed more than 14,000 tons of import fruit. The administrative department of Jiaxing Market also trains the 109 import fruit traders in the market to enter relevant information for their fruit into the system, so that all fruit can be accurately tracked and traced.

Source: Jiaxing Online


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