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Can coronavirus spread through food? And other COVID-19 food questions answered

The Daily Meal Logo By Taylor Rock of The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 10: Although health officials are still learning about the transmission of the coronavirus, there is no evidence that it can spread from an infected person through food they have handled or prepared, according to Harvard Health. That said, coronavirus has been detected in the stool of certain people, so the possibility that someone could transmit it through food after not thoroughly washing their hands can’t be ruled out at this time. In the case of hot food, the coronavirus would likely be killed during the cooking process.

Can you get coronavirus from food?

Although health officials are still learning about the transmission of the coronavirus, there is no evidence that it can spread from an infected person through food they have handled or prepared, according to Harvard Health. That said, coronavirus has been detected in the stool of certain people, so the possibility that someone could transmit it through food after not thoroughly washing their hands can’t be ruled out at this time. In the case of hot food, the coronavirus would likely be killed during the cooking process.

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