Covid-19 Update

Coronavirus and food safety

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease spreading from person to person. It is not a foodborne disease. There’s no evidence to suggest people will get infected by swallowing the virus in, or on, food or drink. However, it is always a good idea to practise safe handling and preparation of food. When preparing and storing your food:

  • maintain good hygiene practices
  • wash fresh fruit and vegetables under running water before eating
  • avoid preparing food for other people if you have symptoms of respiratory illness