Can I get the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from food?
No, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety have produced a comprehensive Q&A, available here. Among many other important questions it answers, it states the following:
Despite the large scale of the pandemic, there has been no report of transmission of COVID-19 via consumption of1food to date. Therefore, as stated by the European Food Safety Authority , there is no evidence that food poses a risk to public health in relation to COVID-19. The main mode of transmission for COVID-19 is considered to be from person to person
The European starch industry is taking every measure and following every rule to ensure that its ingredients remain safe to consume.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety have produced a comprehensive Q&A, available here.
The Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA - http://efsa.europa.eu), Bernhard Url, recently stated that “(...)the EU has strict rules in place guaranteeing a high level of food safety, including biosecurity measures and good hygiene practices for food workers.”.