With Chinese consumers now fearful of tainted food shipped from abroad and a dwindling supply amid tighter controls by Beijing, many stores were forced to cease stocking imported meat products. Photo: AFP With Chinese consumers now fearful of tainted food shipped from abroad and a dwindling supply amid tighter controls by Beijing, many stores were forced to cease stocking imported meat products. Photo: AFP
With Chinese consumers now fearful of tainted food shipped from abroad and a dwindling supply amid tighter controls by Beijing, many stores were forced to cease stocking imported meat products. Photo: AFP

Food vendors foresee demand returning for imported meats, seafood after Xinfadi coronavirus outbreak made Chinese consumers wary

  • Amid fears of tainted food shipped from abroad, mainland Chinese consumers shied away from once-popular premium salmon, beef and pork
  • But food companies say there is cause for some optimism and business should return to normal

Topic |   Food and agriculture
With Chinese consumers now fearful of tainted food shipped from abroad and a dwindling supply amid tighter controls by Beijing, many stores were forced to cease stocking imported meat products. Photo: AFP With Chinese consumers now fearful of tainted food shipped from abroad and a dwindling supply amid tighter controls by Beijing, many stores were forced to cease stocking imported meat products. Photo: AFP
With Chinese consumers now fearful of tainted food shipped from abroad and a dwindling supply amid tighter controls by Beijing, many stores were forced to cease stocking imported meat products. Photo: AFP
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