- As we’ve received inquiries from our retail customers and seen media coverage calling into question the safety of fresh produce on grocery store displays, we are sharing the following insights.
Coronaviruses are primarily spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. According to the FDA and other authorities, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
In general, because of poor survivability of coronaviruses on surfaces, there is very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures.
Further, no restriction of imports or exports have been put in place by regulatory authorities.
As always, Oppy is diligent about following strict food safety protocols throughout our supply chain. For specific questions please email email@example.com
Mar 15, 06:58 PDT