The Food Safety Information Council information about coronaviruses, COVID-19 and food safety.
Cathy Moir, Council Chair, said that consumers have been in contact asking questions about food safety during the pandemic.
“The good news is that Food Standards Australia New Zealand states that there is no international evidence so far that the virus causing COVID-19 is transmitted through eating food. Spread of respiratory droplets from person to person and close personal contact are known to be the most common ways to spread coronavirus. Touching surfaces and objects and then your eyes, nose or mouth may also be a way to transfer the virus…”
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