Coronavirus In Not A Food-borne Illness
The coronavirus has most, if not all of us on edge these days, trying to determine what trips are essential, what is safe and what is not.
As you think about areas of your life that could expose you to COVID-19, the Ag industry is reminding consumers your food is not one of those locations.
Jon DeVaney, President of the Washington state Tree Fruit Association says the FDA has been very clear, coronavirus is not a foodborne illness.
DeVaney says - growers of the food we eat have a request. Instead of eating junk food while you are at home - buy more and eat more fresh produce.
“Fresh fruits and vegetables, apples and pears and cherries are a great way to stay healthy while being at home during this crisis, and are very safe and health options for consumers. And it’s really an important way to support your local farms and neighbors during what are really difficult economic times for a lot of folks.”
With that in mind - you won't find coronavirus on any meat products you purchase either. It's a point of fact that ranchers across the country would also like you to remember... again, coronavirus is not a foodborne illness.
If you don't have all the facts, head to cdc.gov/coronavirus