According to experts, you can’t get COVID-19 from food

June 6, 2020

Food doesn’t travel down the respiratory system, so there is virtually no chance of “eating” the virus, the authorities have said.

farmers and farmworkers contracting the coronavirus. Many consumers are this concerned about whether they can get COVID-19 from eating food that was handled by a coronavirus positive person. According to the CDC in the USA, there is virtually no chance of contracting the coronavirus from food. This is because the virus is a respiratory illness, and to infect people, it needs to enter the respiratory system of the body. When eating food, this system is bypassed. The CDC has advised that people take precautions, though. This means that one should still wash your food, especially fresh produce, before consuming it.