Food is Safe and Plentiful
Colorado Beef producers say not only is food plentiful but, there is no connection to the coronavirus illness known as Covid-19 and food.
Todd Inglee is Executive Director of the Colorado Beef Council.
We have noticed some anti-meat advocates out there trying to capitalize on this food scare. They’re trying to link the virus to food products and how food is raised, especially meat proteins. We are also working with other state partners within the state government to release information to announce that food products are not transferring this virus. And that through normal handling procedures and cooking procedures and if you do what you normally do everything will be just fine. There’s no need to be linking food production practices with this particular virus.”
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.
However, it is always important to follow good hygiene practices.Wash hands and surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the proper temperature, and refrigerate foods promptly.