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Another way of course that transmission can occur is through fomites. It is said that this is not a very likely route of transmission but recent cases from China suggest that when contamination of food which is refrigerated or frozen may lead to transmission of virus not only by consumption of food but also by contact and other means. Although this is disputed, the objections seem to come from sources that value trade more than caution on such matters.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it also prodded China on two occasions to match its trade restrictions with an accurate assessment of risk, adding that Beijing’s most recent COVID-19 trade regulations “are not based on science and threaten to disrupt trade.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/12/16/946737184/china-has-a-theory-about-its-new-covid-cases-many-scientists-are-skeptical