Even if a restaurant worker coughs or sneezes directly in your food, you won’t catch coronavirus from eating the meal
If you’re surviving off of delivery orders while self-isolating, you can rest easy on one issue — it seems to be effectively impossible to catch the coronavirus from food.
The CDC, the USDA, and medical experts say there is no evidence of the coronavirus being spread via food. But, as people try to stay safe, some are still a bit freaked out by the idea of coming into contact with meals that have been handled by other people.
J. Kenji López-Alt perfectly summarized many people’s concerns in his extensively reported guide to food and coronavirus published in Serious Eats.
“Let’s say a food worker coughs while preparing my food, how could I not pick up the virus from eating it?” López-Alt asked.
Yet, Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist from the North Carolina State University, assured López-Alt it was okay.
“Even if a worker sneezes directly into a bowl of raw salad greens before packing it in a take-out container for you to take home, as gross as it is, it’s unlikely to get you sick,” López-Alt reported.
While I’m inclined to believe López-Alt and Chapman, I ran the same question by a few experts. And, they agreed — even in …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]