FDA Says Food Can’t Transmit COVID-19 As China Blocks Poultry Imports

By Kelly Lienhard / June 24, 2020 at 6:35 PM
FDA and USDA released a joint statement Wednesday (June 24) stating there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted from food or food packaging following China’s move to suspend poultry imports from a Tyson Foods processing plant in Arkansas that saw large COVID-19 outbreaks in its workforce . “Efforts by some countries to restrict global food exports related to COVID-19 transmission are not consistent with the known science of transmission," U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner...

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