Food Safety In The Wake Of Covid-19

In light of the current state of play of Coronavirus, I’d like to share some food safety tips that you can practise at home. We’re also practising these precautions at home.

In case you don’t already know, Coronavirus is believed to be able to survive up to 3 days on surfaces. Scary!

The other day, the mil unknowingly bought a punnet of kiwi fruit that’s from Italy. When I told her about how serious the pandemic is in Italy and she should not buy anything from Italy as a safety precaution in tensed times like this, she started to panic.  She quickly took the kiwi fruits out of the punnet and washed them thoroughly with water mixed with baking soda to sanitize them.

Here are some tips on how to sanitize your food at home:
1.  Wash all fresh produce in warm water mixed with a few tablespoons of baking soda or special fruit & veggie soap.
2.  Only eat thoroughly cooked foods to be extra cautious.
3.  For the vulnerable (senior citizens and those with weakened immune system), extra precaution should be taken; wash all food jars, caps and packets before removing the contents.
4.  Skip takeout from fast food joints. Support local restaurants by asking for takeaway food you can reheat at home.
5.  Avoid raw food like sashimi and salad.

If you have any queries pertaining to Covid-19 and want clarification, below are the hotline numbers. Do store these numbers on your mobile phone.

And here’s something hilarious just for laughs to melt away your Movement Control Order house quarantine blues and depressing Covid-19 cases figures 😁



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