Multiple US Government and Global Health Agencies: Coronavirus not Transmitted by Food

The National Chicken Council today reaffirmed the safety of chicken and chicken products after China reportedly said chicken wings from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture and the World Health Organization (WHO) there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food and there are no reports at this time of any human illnesses that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging:

It is always important to follow good hygiene practices (i.e., wash hands and surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the right temperature, and refrigerate foods promptly) when handling or preparing foods.

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