Home cooked meal sharing during the pandemic

Asked March 25, 2020, 3:41 PM EDT

Can I share with my neighbors a part of a big pot of soup I made? I am concerned about this during the pandemic.

Hood River County Oregon

1 Response

https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions

Currently, there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19.

However, the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person in some communities in the U.S. Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects.

Anyone handling, preparing and serving food should always follow safe food handling procedures, such as washing hands, utensils and surfaces often.

Safe food handling practices are always important, regardless of the current situation. This is especially true if preparing food for elderly, young children or people with underlying health concerns.

Here are some reminders for safe food handling practices.

https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/safe-food-handling

3/25/20