(UnitedVoice.com) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set new supermarket guidelines in hopes of easing the public’s fear of becoming infected with COVID-19. Earlier studies revealed the virus could stay in the air for three hours and be able to live on stainless steel and plastic surfaces for up to three days.
Now, the FDA is reassuring customers the packaging for the food they buy is safe and there’s no need to wipe it down once it’s back home.
As a way to help everyone stay safe while shopping at supermarkets, the FDA has provided some recommended tips everyone should follow:
- Make a list in advance before heading out to the supermarket
- Wear a protective mask or face-covering in the store at all times
- Stay 6 feet away from everyone and practice social distancing
- Wash your hands before and after you put away your groceries
The information on the FDA website also explains that the coronavirus is spread person-to-person and causes respiratory illness, unlike foodborne viruses that make people sick because the food is contaminated.
Keep in mind, this is only a recommendation by the FDA. It’s important you take any precautions you feel are necessary to keep you and your loved ones safe from becoming infected with COVID-19.
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