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FDA: COVID-19 can't spread through food, packaging
2/19/2021

There is no epidemiological evidence out of more than 100 million COVID-19 cases globally that SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted through food or food packaging, according to the FDA, the CDC and the Department of Agriculture. "Consumers should be reassured that we continue to believe, based on our understanding of currently available reliable scientific information, and supported by overwhelming international scientific consensus, that the foods they eat and food packaging they touch are highly unlikely to spread SARS-CoV-2," acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock and acting USDA Secretary Kevin Shea said in a joint statement.

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