Food, Packaging Unlikely To Spread Virus
FOOD AND FOOD PACKAGING HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO SPREAD COVID-19, FDA, USDA, CDC SAY
(CNN) – Experts say food and food packaging are highly unlikely to spread COVID-19.
That’s according to the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The three agencies sent out a reminder Thursday, stressing the lack of credible evidence to suggest that food or its packaging are associated with transmission of the virus.
The FDA says COVID is a respiratory illness spread from person to person; different from foodborne viruses that can make people sick through contaminated food.
Chinese officials have repeatedly raised the possibility the virus is spread by packaged frozen foods, but the CDC and World Health Organization have both said this is highly unlikely.