No reason to avoid fresh produce during outbreak

No reason to avoid fresh produce during outbreak

Purdue University’s Department of Food Science has a message for consumers: Don’t let a fear of the coronavirus COVID-19 to keep you from eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The main focus of consumer messaging is that there is no research or cases that show COVID-19 is foodborne or transmitted by food, including fresh produce — whether packaged or bulk.

“There are no clinically confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to the consumption of fresh produce or food sold through traditional retail outlets,”

 “At this point in time, fear of COVID-19 should not be a reason to stop purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables.”

“Fresh fruits and veggies are going to support your immune system and gut health through this challenging time,”

Article by: Chris Koger, The Packer


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