It’s highly unlikely food will be a source of COVID-19 contamination, experts recently told CNN.

The International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods recently reviewed evidence about whether or not coronavirus could be captured on food or packaging. It turns out there’s little evidence of that happening.

  • “To date, there has not been any evidence that food, food packaging or food handling is a source or important transmission route for SARS-CoV-2 resulting in COVID-19.”
  • “There are no foods that should be considered a risk or warrant consideration as a vector for SARS-CoV-2.”
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Experts said it is possible that people can get infected through food but it has happened yet in a major way, according to CNN.

Reports of food and coronavirus:

There have been a few reports of the novel coronavirus connected to food and packaging, as I’ve written about for Deseret.com.

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  • Back in August, officials found the novel coronavirus inside a sample of frozen chicken wings in Brazil, which reportedly came from Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, southern China.
  • There were also reports months ago that COVID-19 had been found in shrimp packaging, which I wrote about for Deseret.com.