What to Know About Food Safety Amid COVID-19

Here are some common questions about food safety in the time of COVI9-19 epidemic.

food safety in the time of COVI9-19
About food safety in the time of COVI9-19. PHOTO/Shutterstock

Information seems to be changing every day amid the COVID-19 epidemic, so it is difficult to keep up to date with best safety practices, especially when it comes to food and groceries.

Here are some common questions about what we bring into our homes and put into our bodies.

Do I need to clear my groceries?

In short, no. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that the virus can live up to 24 hours in cardboard, but according to the FDA, there is no evidence of COVID-19 spreading through food packaging.

According to the FDA, even the germs that stick with your groceries can be significantly reduced, so if you really care about bringing the virus into your home, the immortals will sit in the garage overnight. But it is a little too much.

The most important thing is to wash your hands with soap and water when returning from the grocery store.

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How do I wash products?

The best way to wash your fruits and vegetables is with plain running water.

Some people on the internet have suggested using soap in the product, but it is ungrateful. (Don’t even think about washing your food with bleach!) You may also want to dilute your dense skin products with water and vegetable brush, such as melon and butter.

Should I eat food cooked by someone else?

There is no danger of taking-out or cooking or baking for your neighbors.

CDC says that COVID-19 is not spread by food, and even packaging the food out is not likely to carry the virus, however for safety, you must remove your food from its packaging and eat it with your own foods.

As always, make sure you wash your hands frequently while you cook for others – this is standard practice.

How do I avoid grocery shopping?

Travel to the supermarket has been very dangerous since the epidemic began, so it is natural to want to cut down on shopping trips as much as possible.

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Consider storing in your pantry a long-lasting staple, such as rice, canned beans, oats, whole grains, pasta, dry beans, legumes, popcorn, crackers, apple sauce and canned or dried fruit.

Some fresh produce like potatoes, apples, oranges, onions, cabbage and carrots will last you a while! Refrigerate them to keep them fresh.

While you’re at it, put your bread in the fridge. You’d be surprised how much longer it lasts than your pantry.

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