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The good news: coronavirus is not foodborne. That means you can’t get the coronavirus by ingesting food. You can get it from people, of course, those who sneeze, cough or exhale the coronavirus. Which is why we’re told not to touch others, nor stay too close to others, and to wash our hands often.
So You Can Consume Any Food That You Want. But Avoid Eating Meats In the corona LockDown Period. Though We suggest not to eat you can eat because no research showed that this can be infected by eating meets.
We know a few countries mainly India is a place of Vegan. People do eat meats but not like most people do in China. If you can’t be pure vegan then be like most Indians do.
Please don’t eat the meat by exploiting rare species as China do. Because most of the viruses are spread from there. So you should be caeful.
NOTE: It’s time to let the innocent animals live their life by promising that we won’t be exploiting them just for taste & superstition.
CoronaVirus strongly suspects animals in China – in a food market, no less – were the likely source of the initial infection. So doesn’t that mean that it is foodborne?
It’s thought that the virus was transmitted by animals not by eating them but by having close proximity to the animals. Viruses can jump between species and that’s what most probably happened. Most probably it was a respiratory transmission.
Do I need to wash fruits and vegetables for a longer time due to the coronavirus? Do I need to “sanitize” them with soap?
Wash your fruits and vegetables as usual, or even with a little warm soapy water. We should always wash our fruits and vegetables. That’s just good safety practice.
What about meat? While the virus is not foodborne, what if the butcher has coronavirus and touched the meat? Can I now get the virus?
Cooking would kill the virus.
Scientists will never say anything is at zero risks, but I’m not worried at all about getting the coronavirus from food. Hypothetically, yes, perhaps your piece of meat could have the virus on it. But your stomach acids will kill it. Plus the coronavirus is not equipped to get through your intestine’s walls, which is how foodborne diseases make you sick.
What about all the paper bags food comes in? Do I need to worry about them?
There’s no scientific data that’s related to that. It’s believed that the virus can survive on cardboard for 24 hours; steel or wood for maybe three days. The mantra in food science is: Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. And cook your food.
What about raw foods, like sushi or steak tartare?
You will never find a food scientist who eats tartare. It can be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria – E. coli, salmonella, listeria. In fact, it’s a risk to eat a hamburger rare.