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Kuwait to continue importing food from China – No Ban

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Public Authority for Food and Nutrition said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not issued any recommendations for nations to ban the import of foods from China neither has any country done so.

Based on scientific evidence from organisations such as WHO and other food safety bodies, food has not been identified as a likely source of transmission of the novel coronavirus, deputy director Reem Al-Felaij said.

The Kuwaiti body said it is closely monitoring food safety reports issued by the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), a body jointly established by WHO and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation.

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