Can COVID-19 be transmitted by food or food packaging?

On February 27, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Fact Statement informing the public that the FDA is not aware of any reports at this time of human illnesses that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging. If you would like to access the FDA’s Fact Statement please click on this navigate to this Fact Statement Link. However, it is always important to follow good hygiene practices (i.e., wash hands and frequently disinfect surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the proper temperatures, and refrigerate foods promptly) when handling or preparing foods. Similar to the FDA, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is not aware of any reports, at this time, of human illnesses that suggest COVID-19 transmission by food or food packaging.

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1. Can COVID-19 be transmitted by food or food packaging?
2. What are good hygiene practices, when working in a food facility?
3. ¿Se puede transmitir COVID-19 por alimentos o envases de alimentos?
4. ¿Que son buenas prácticas de higiene, cuando se trabaja en un centro de alimentos?