COVID-19 Cannot be Contracted from Food or Food Packaging, FDA says

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“There is no evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or from food packaging”, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Outbreaks of COVID-19 at food processing plants have sparked food-safety questions, and a President Trump executive order requiring meat and poultry processing plants to maintain operations raised concerns of possible exposure from asymptomatic individuals. Although food processing plants which remain open must do so while complying with CDC and FDA COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, it remains a possibility for asymptomatic carriers to work.

As of today, there have been 121,117 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States. While no vaccine yet exists, the U.S. is preparing for it’s widespread, rapid deployment when it becomes available.