I've sent out a number of client and news alerts in the past few months assuring everyone that the consensus of the scientific community is that it is extremely unlikely you can get COVID-19 from food or food packaging. That remains the position of public health organizations like the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention. And yet I keep seeing these reports out of China, like the one in this article from Food Safety News, suggesting that coronavirus has been detected on the packaging of imported foods. Most of these China-based reports seem to be focused on imported food products, not products originating from China. So I'm not sure what to make of this. Is it a real problem, or "fake news"?
China continues to report the presence of coronavirus on imported food products and packaging.