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Is it Safe to Eat Homemade Goodies this Holiday?

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  • Written By: Baton Rouge General
Is it Safe to Eat Homemade Goodies this Holiday?

During this time of year most people start to receive holiday baked goodies from their friends and neighbors, but is it ok to eat them and can you catch COVID-19 from the food? Yes, it’s ok to eat the goods and no, you should not get sick from eating them.

According to The CDC there is currently no evidence that people can get COVID-19 by eating or handling food. The virus is transmitted person-to-person through the air and not through the ingestion of food. Because it can live on hard surfaces for several hours or days though, take the homemade food out of the packaging, wipe down your surfaces and wash or dispose of packaging. Like always, be sure to wash your hands before eating.

If you’ll be making holiday treats for others, take the following precautions:

  • Make sure you feel well – if you have fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache or any of the other COVID symptoms, it’s not a good idea to cook for others.
  • Take the proper safety precautions while preparing the food such as washing your hands, especially after touching the packaging or your face.
  • Disinfect all surfaces, utensils, cutting boards, etc.
  • Use disposable containers or ones you don’t need back.

Contactless delivery is the safest method. Leave the homemade dish on their porch and then send a text to let them know it’s there!