Ought to You Fear About COVID-19 on Meals? WHO Says No.


Traces of the virus have been discovered on frozen meals, however consultants say there’s no want to fret

Traces of the novel coronavirus have been discovered on frozen meals samples and packaging, elevating considerations over potential transmission through meals — a threat that consultants say stays small, regardless of latest constructive assessments related to imported frozen meals.

This week, Chinese language officers mentioned {that a} pattern of frozen rooster wings imported into Shenzhen from Brazil examined constructive for the virus on the floor of the wings, Reuters reports. Traces of the virus had also been found on the packaging of frozen shrimp — imported from Ecuador — at a restaurant within the Anhui province, including to a handful of situations since July the place the virus was detected on the packaging of imported seafood merchandise throughout China, CNN reports. In the meantime, in New Zealand, officers are investigating the chance that the nation’s first COVID-19 outbreak in months may very well be linked to freight cargo, as one of many contaminated folks works for a warehouse that receives imported frozen meals, Reuters reports.

Regardless of this latest highlight on imported frozen meals, it’s not possible that you simply’ll catch the viral an infection by way of meals, in response to well being authorities, together with these from the World Health Organization. Specialists interviewed by the New York Times say that the traces of virus discovered on the frozen meals is probably going as a result of somebody with COVID-19 dealt with the product. Moreover, whereas viruses can survive longer in low temperatures, the traces of virus discovered are simply that — traces — and usually are not essentially actively infectious. It’s also unlikely that the coronavirus might survive after being heated by way of cooking and swallowed into the human digestive tract. Whereas there’s at all times the danger of getting contaminated by touching a contaminated floor after which touching your eyes/nostril/mouth, transmission through fomites remains to be uncommon. It could be extra prudent, consultants say, to maintain washing your palms, however extra importantly, to keep away from the principle transmission route: direct contact with folks.

And in different information…

  • TIL that Kamala Harris is the one present main candidate who drinks alcohol (and he or she apparently has fairly good style in wine? Okay.) [SF Chronicle]
  • Chuck Schumer is backing the Eating places Act, a bipartisan invoice that might create a $120 billion fund for eating places. [Bloomberg]
  • Are you ordering airline meals to recreate the flying expertise at dwelling, or have you ever discovered much less unhinged methods of dealing with the pandemic? [WSJ]
  • One other TikTok food trend for you clout-hungry of us on the market: nacho tables. [Delish]
  • Mike Pence: “I’ve received some purple meat for you.” [@thehill/Twitter]

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