Scientific evidence currently shows no indication that COVID-19 is a foodborne illness. Evidence does,
however, show that the virus can be transmitted via contact (with an infected person, surface or object) or
droplets (from and infected individual coughing, sneezing or talking).
CPMA highly encourages all consumers to thoroughly consult the resources offered below. It is critical to
follow verified, fact-based guidance during these times. Please remain vigilant in your daily food safety
practices including washing your hands before and after handling food, washing your fruits and vegetables
before preparation, and regularly cleaning all surfaces that may come in contact with food.