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There is currently no evidence to suggest that food or food packaging can transmit coronavirus 19 disease (COVID-19). Although transmission by food and food packaging is low, COVID-19 transmission is spread from human-to-human, or by contact with contaminated surfaces and transfer to mouth, nose, and eyes. Home delivery of food increased during the pandemic, as a way to reduce risks of infection. This guide describes best food safety practices for home deliveries with considerations for COVID-19 for consumers.
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September 16, 2021