Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 through food. It is primarily spread from person to person through respiratory droplets, such as from coughing, sneezing, and talking. Before preparing or eating food (and after you cough or sneeze) it is important to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

It is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, like a packaging or a container. However, because of general low survivability of coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging. To be safe, unpackage your food items and put the food on a clean plate or in a clean bowl, throw away the bag or container, then wash your hands before cooking or eating your food.

Learn more on what is known about the spread of COVID-19 on the CDC’s website.