Environment & Inspections

Algoma Public Health

Food Safety during COVID-19

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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 

 

 

References: 

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/food-safety 

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/food-safety-and-availability-during-coronavirus-pandemic