Let’s put to rest any concerns about how COVID-19 could potentially affect the way you eat. COVID-19 is making its way across the U.S., with thousands of confirmed cases, not including the many that have yet to be tested or can’t receive access to a test. It’s critical during this time for Americans to do their best to prevent the disease from spreading so that it can be contained and eventually die off. In the interim, we know you probably have a lot of questions about ways you can avoid contracting the disease, especially through something you have to rely on everyday: Food.
1. Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted Through Food?
This information may come as somewhat of a relief: According to the European Food Safety Authority, “There is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the virus.” In addition, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland says that coronavirus needs a host, aka a human or a live animal, to grow in.