Has wiping down groceries and food packaging with disinfectants or alcohol wipes become a part of your day to day life now? Is it adding to your stress and fear of the COVID-19? But looks like there is no reason to worry about it. Even the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-emphasizing there’s no real risk of getting the virus that causes Covid-19 that way.
FDA has heard your concerns about shopping for #food safely. We want to assure you there is currently NO evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the #COVID19 . More food shopping info here: https://t.co/fYSYA9TH2R
— FDA FOOD (Ctr for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition) (@FDAfood) April 16, 2020
Jamie Lloyd-Smith is one of the scientists who worked on the only study to analyze how long SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, might remain on various surfaces. Looks like the scientist himself does NOT disinfect his groceries. “I don’t, personally,” Lloyd-Wright said. “I treat my hands as potentially contaminated while I’m handling the groceries and unpacking them and I make sure that I wash them fully when I’m done with that process.”