World Food Safety Day

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
There is currently no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Get answers to other questions about COVID-19 and food from CDC, the Food and Drug Administrationexternal icon, and the U.S. Department of Agricultureexternal icon.

The second annual observance of World Food Safety Dayexternal icon is June 7. This day is an opportunity to promote awareness about how to keep our food supply safe and recognize the many people who help get healthy and safe food to our tables.

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