KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Sin Chew Daily) -- A total of 25 tons of frozen durian pulp are to be exported to Nansha port in Guangzhou, China, after disinfection of cargo containers.
The China Certification & Inspection Malaysia Commodities Inspection Sdn Bhd carried out disinfection on 1,250 cargo containers before shipping the frozen fruit to China from Port Klang.
This marks the official launch of disinfection as a preventive measure against COVID-19 on frozen products from Malaysia to China.
General manager of China Certification & Inspection Malaysia Commodities Inspection Sdn Bhd Fu Jun said the company would be handing over the disinfection certification in English and Chinese to Tian Ran Yi Mei Group (马来西亚天然益美食品工业有限公司), the company exporting the frozen durian pulp, to submit the certification for customs clearance in China.
"Consumers are able to scan a QR code to trace the disinfection certificate for them to consume the frozen fruit with peace of mind. They are able to make more purchase too," he said.
Fu Jun said many frozen seafood products from Malaysia have been exported to China besides frozen durian. Since all these products are classified as high risk products, exporters are required to carry out disinfection as a prevention measure against COVID-19.
Chuah Poh Khiong, chairman of Tian Ran Yi Mei Group, said ensuring food safety is even more important now for food product companies.
"The pandemic has changed the lifestyle and dining habits of consumers. People are having higher expectation on food safety, another major development for the food industry to focus on," he said.
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