No reason to avoid fresh produce during outbreak
- Mar. 17, 2020
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.
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