Monday, April 20, 2020

FDA: No Need To Wipe Food Containers Down when you come home from the Supermarket

Via Billy

Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Information for Consumers

As grocery shopping remains a necessity during this pandemic, many people have questions about how to shop safely. We want to reassure consumers that there is currently no evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This particular coronavirus causes respiratory illness and is spread from person-to-person, unlike foodborne gastrointestinal or GI viruses, such as norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food.

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  1. Whew, I'm relived. Now I can get back to my old habit of licking the containers before putting them into the pantry.

  2. They also say that there is no reason to wash a chicken before cooking. Might spread germs around the kitchen. I worked maintenance at a chicken plant, you better be washing that bird before cooking it. Really, really well.