Can The Disease Be Spread Through Food Items Such As Vegetables, Milk, Meat And Refrigerated Food?


Currently, there is no evidence to support infection of COVID-19 through with food.

However, if the one handling food touches them with infected hands they can pass the virus. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds for general food safety. People handling food should, throughout the day, use a tissue to cover your coughing or sneezing, and wash hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.

People who pack food, like packaging containers, can pass the virus if they transfer the virus on it so they must take extra caution to wear protective equipment and cough or sneeze into their elbows away from the food and packaging.

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