Food Safety during COVID-19
There is currently no evidence of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission through food or food packaging.
COVID-19 is part of the Human Coronavirus family. COVID-19 is spread by the respiratory droplets of an infected person who has coughed or sneezed within 2 meters (6 feet) of another person. For this reason the primary mode of transmission for COVID-19 is person to person. Surfaces or objects could be contaminated with the virus by an infected person; however, this is not the main way the virus spreads.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can COVID-19 be transmitted through handling groceries or similar items?
How do I protect myself when grocery shopping?
What special measures should I use when preparing food?
Does cooking kill the COVID-19 virus?
Does the COVID-19 virus grow on food? Should I be concerned about storing foods in my cupboard, fridge, or freezer?
Can the COVID-19 virus be passed on by eating or touching ready to eat foods made by others?
Can COVID-19 be passed on by eating or touching raw fruits and vegetables?
What causes most foodborne illnesses?