They also said everybody didn’t need to wear a mask at first but hey!
If you’ve been stressing yourself out by disinfecting your groceries or carry out items-we’re happy to report that experts say it’s not needed.
Jamie Lloyd-Smith, one of the scientists who worked on the only study to analyze how long the coronavirus lives on various surfaces, told CNN he doesn’t bother to wipe down his own groceries or takeout. The most important factor is to wash your hands after handling your groceries.
ICYMI: FDA has heard your concerns about shopping for #food safely. We want to assure you there is currently NO evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the #COVID19 . More food shopping info here: https://t.co/D0g6HSCNGV
— FDA FOOD (Ctr for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition) (@FDAfood) April 21, 2020
The FDA says there is currently NO evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID-19.
If wiping down your groceries make you feel safer then you should definitely continue to do so, but the chances of you getting the virus from a package is very low.