Are Food Deliveries, Groceries Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic? Virus not likely to be transmitted by food itself, said Dr. Ian Williams, chief of the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch

This could be good news for the food industry as well as people needing to social distance and not go into restaurants. The CNN report goes on to expand: Even if you did eat food with the virus, there are not many receptors in the digestive track for the virus to cling to, so swallowing the virus would not likely lead to contracting the illness. In other words, your digestive system would get rid of it, Williams said.

The article is well worth reading to better understand the need for hand washing, social distancing and additional cautions for those who are concerned - see Are Food Deliveries, Groceries Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic? Yes, Experts Say

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However, the FDA did issue a reminder about everyone in the food supply chain following proper hygiene practices, including washing hands and surfaces regularly to keep the risk level low.

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