Food and COVID-19
CDC has a new webpage, Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Coronaviruses, like the one that causes COVID-19, are thought to spread mostly person to person through respiratory droplets when someone coughs, sneezes, or talks. Though there is currently no evidence to suggest that handling or eating food is associated with COVID-19, the webpage provides helpful information on commonly asked questions about handling food packages; tips for safely shopping for groceries and buying meat in bulk; and tips on maintaining good nutrition even if your eating or grocery-shopping habits have changed.
Summer Food Safety Tips
It’s officially summer, which could mean more time outdoors with family flipping burgers and sharing other foods. As you’re enjoying your favorite summer activities, remember that food poisoning typically increases in summer because foodborne germs thrive in warmer temperatures.
Whether you’re having a barbecue in your backyard with loved ones or spending more time indoors and baking with family, you can find helpful food safety tips for summer favorites on CDC’s website and Foodsafety.gov.
- CDC and Foodsafety.govexternal icon: The basics of food safety
- How to Grill Safely: How to handle food and grilling tools, and check cooking temperatures
- Oysters and Vibriosis: Most illnesses from eating raw oysters occur in summer
- Say No to Raw Dough: Tips to stay healthy when handling homemade raw dough or batter