COVID Can Live on Groceries for Days, Study Finds

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The Covid virus can reside on some ready-to-eat groceries for days, UK experts have confirmed, reports BBC.

Covid virus on groceries

Scientists carried out tests for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), purposely smearing the virus on to packaging and food products, including fruit, pastries and bottled drinks.

They chose items that people might put in their mouth without cooking or washing. The risk to consumers remains very low, they say.

Their report says it should be noted that “foods and packaging considered as part of this study were artificially inoculated with Sars-Cov-2 and therefore are not a reflection of contamination levels found on these foods at retail, and lower levels of contamination will require less time to decline to undetectable levels.”

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Source: BBC

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