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Food and its packaging are highly unlikely to transmit virus


A health worker wearing a protective mask works in a lab during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, U.S.

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It’s been a little more than a year into the global Covid-19 pandemic and there’s still “no credible evidence” that people can catch the virus from food or food packaging, top U.S. food and health officials said Thursday.

While there have been some scientific studies that have identified Covid-19 particles on food packaging, most of that research is finding the genetic fingerprint of the virus, not live virus that can result in human infection, according to a joint press release from…


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