Based on what we know about the coronavirus, the illness is not primarily spread through food. Cooking food to 165 degrees is a universal temperature which will protect you from germs, however, some foods don’t need cooking at all and so general standard food safety practices should be adhered to.

The Food and Drug Administration asserts on its website that there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with coronavirus.

All that said – there’s a caveat to Coronavirus and food and that is if someone coughs on your food, or shares your spoon you may be vulnerable to Covid-19

Coronavirus spreads via droplet transmission. When an infected person coughs or sneezes without a mask, droplets of saliva and mucus can fall onto surfaces and even onto your body if you are close enough to them. Hence the call for ‘social distancing’. Most transmission occurs when these droplets make their way into your mouth, nose, or eyes. That’s why hand hygiene and avoiding touching your face are so important.

If you are near someone with coronavirus and they cough over your food, it could make you sick. Sharing cutlery or glasses with people with coronavirus could pass on the infection.

Check out our Covid-19 Food Industry Resource Guide here