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July 6, 2020

USDA, FDA reassert people cannot get COVID-19 from food

In a joint statement from the USDA and FDA, both Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., reaffirmed that there is no evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or from food packaging. The agencies released the statement following news earlier this week that the Chinese government banned poultry products from Tyson Foods’ Springdale, Ark., plant due to virus concerns. Read more