Is it safe to eat Dates and Nuts During Coronavirus Pandemic?

Is it safe to eat Dates and Nuts During Coronavirus Pandemic?

Is it safe to eat Dates and Nuts During Coronavirus Pandemic?

  • # 10 February
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The short answer, fortunately, is Yes, According to reports from Dr. Ian Williams who investigates foodborne and waterborne illnesses, The novel Coronavirus is NOT transmitted by the food itself, Dr. Ian Williams is chief of the Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"There is no evidence out there that, so far with [Covid-19], that its foodborne-driven or food service-driven," Williams said in an information webinar. "This really is respiratory, person-to-person. At this point there is no evidence really pointing us towards food [or] food service as ways that are driving the epidemic."
Also, USFDA (Food and Drug Administration) has admitted on its website that there is no any trustable evidence which show us foods and food packaging involving in the transmitting chain of the Novel Coronavirus. However, the FDA has announced all workers in the supply chain to follow hygiene obligations appropriately. these practices are included washing hands regularly and disinfecting the surfaces to reduce the risk of transmission. 
When the foods are delivered to the supermarkets, the buyer should go to the supermarkets. many people usually get stresses about picking up the food packaging and fresh foods, Although this is not the risky part of purchasing. The most dangrous time is when the crowds of people gather together in the queue to pay the bill is the most perilous part of buying because there is a probability of coughing and sneezing or spreading their gems on POS device or grocery and supermarket cards.
Anybody who feels sick or has thought they could be sick should avoid going to the stores, experts say.
"Think of the other people that would be affected," Schaffner said. "If you are sick, please strongly consider using a delivery service."
"While it's possible that the virus gets deposited [on packaging] we have no indication from epidemiology or the literature that this is a risk factor for Covid-19 or other respiratory illnesses," Chapman said. "Even with the millions of cases of influenza each year, the packaging isn't something we talk about."
To catch the virus that way, though, you'd have to touch the contaminated item, then forthwith touch your nose and eyes, they said.  Since the novel Coronavirus is most like to the previous virus which has been called SARS-CoV-2, if you consider all hygienic procedures and still have a feeling of worries about the nuts which you have bought before. We can roast the Nuts and some dried fruit which are not susceptible to heat, for 3 to 5 minutes to being hot. It can be done with conventional heating with a pot on a gas stove or even in Microwave ovens. Our body needs different Vitamins and natural oils daily and the Nuts are the best source of them.

Source :FDA REPORTS

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