The Food Safety Information Council today released information about coronaviruses, COVID-19 and food safety.

Cathy Moir, Council Chair, said that consumers have been in contact asking questions about food safety during the pandemic.

“The good news is that Food Standards Australia New Zealand states that there is no international evidence so far that the virus

A food safety expert released an informative YouTube video (that you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snnpNx6gRIY&utm_source=guelphtoday.com&utm_campaign=guelphtoday.com&utm_medium=referral) to correct inaccurate information that has been circulating about proper protocol when buying groceries and taking them home.

Generally, the same cleanliness rules apply that food safety experts would recommend for common foodborne pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli, and

SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted by droplets, via coughing or sneezing, as opposed to transfer from surfaces, according to the CDC. The virus can be active on hard surfaces such as plastic or stainless steel for 2-3 days and cardboard for 1 day. While the virus may potentially be aerosolized via droplets for several hours (<