Minimizing contact with others through social distancing is crucial to flatten the curve and reduce the rate of coronavirus infection. However, many people are wondering if it’s still possible to transmit the virus via food and pickup or delivery services.
Some people may think that the growing number of food recalls is all in their heads or due to increased social media coverage, but in fact, the total number of food recalls in the U.S. increased by 10% between 2013 and 2018.
About 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the U.S. are used in the animal health and agriculture sectors. This portion contributes significantly to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as antibiotic dosing regimens tend to be less controlled in agriculture compared to human medicine. AMR is one of our world’s most pressing healthcare challenges and the misuse of antibiotics causes AMR to occur more rapidly.
When sharing your meal this holiday season, make sure you, your family, and friends use good food safety practices. Food-borne illness can spread more quickly when serving food for large groups of people.