The coronavirus crisis has left us with two food options: We can cook at home or we can order prepared takeout/delivery food.
But is the second option safe? What if the restaurant cook has the virus? Could it be passed on to us?
Professor Don Schaffner specializes in microbial risk assessment at Rutgers University. He ordered Thai takeout recently. And he intends to continue to do it throughout the pandemic.
Professor Schaffner says it’s safe to eat food prepared at restaurants “if you take the proper precautions.”
He agrees with the FDA that coronavirus cannot be transmitted through food—takeout or otherwise.