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U.S. Rebuffs China, Rejecting Links Between Covid and Food

  • USDA, FDA say there’s no evidence people get virus from food
  • Export curbs aren’t in line with ‘science of transmission’
An Ohio Creamery While U.S. To Buy Milk And Meat As Part Of $15.5 Billion Aid
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U.S. health and agricultural authorities issued thinly veiled criticism of new demands from China for food-exporting companies to sign documents stating that they comply with safety standards to prevent transmission of Covid-19.

“Efforts by some countries to restrict global food exports related to Covid-19 transmission are not consistent with the known science of transmission,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a joint statement Wednesday.