COVID-19, Grocery Shopping, & Food Storage

— Written By and last updated by Brittany Miller
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As the world grapples with COVID-19, people have a lot of questions about how to best protect themselves. Many of those questions have to do with food, and NC State University experts are sharing the best available information on food safety, and what risks are associated with going to the grocery store.

CDC and USDA are not aware of any reports at this time of human illnesses that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging. However, it is always important to follow good hygiene practices (i.e., wash hands and surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the right temperature, and refrigerate foods promptly) when handling or preparing foods.

More information about shopping and handling groceries

More information about proper food storage