Microbiologist and Director of Food Safety Research and Testing for Consumer Reports James Rogers outlines food safety amid the pandemic

 

In addition to worrying about having enough food in the house and feeling anxious about shopping in crowded supermarkets, a lot of people have concerns about their food during the coronavirus crisis.

James Rogers is a microbiologist and the director of Food Safety Research and Testing for Consumer Reports. He answered some questions.

Are foods eaten raw, like fruits and vegetables, safe?

“We have no information that coronavirus can be transferred from any type of food,” Rogers said, “so people are at a low risk of getting coronavirus from those types of foods.”

He said to be sure to wash your fruits and vegetables when you bring them home with water and a scrub brush.

Source: NBC Boston

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