Can COVID-19 spread through food? Here’s what India’s food safety authority FSSAI says

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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has opined that there is “no conclusive evidence” for foodborne transmission of COVID-19. India’s food safety authority also stated that food imported into India from Coronavirus-affected countries is safe for human consumption.

The FSSAI committee agreed with the advisories of the World Health Organisation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that the main routes of transmission of COVID-19 appear to be human-to-human.

Last month, WHO also assured that the spread of the Coronavirus does not happen through food or packaging, adding people should not fear that the virus will enter the food chain.