Is it safe to eat takeout and delivery food during COVID-19 outbreak?
That’s the question Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, helped answer in an article from The Canadian Press that appeared in several publications, including Global News online.
Warriner explained that the risk of contracting COVID-19 from touching food items purchased at a takeout or delivered by a restaurant is low.
“You’ve got more chance of being infected by a person rather than a parcel,” he said.
Still, he said it can’t hurt to take precautions, such as washing hands after a visit to a store.
Warriner researches food microbiology and pathogens and methods to increase food safety in meat and produce processing using food-borne hazards detection and intervention technologies.