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NCC reaffirms the safety of poultry exports amid COVID-19

The National Chicken Council has joined the WHO, USDA, FDA and CDC in reassuring the public of the safety of chicken and chicken products after the novel coronavirus was detected in chicken exports to China.

17 August 2020, at 7:33am

The National Chicken Council has reaffirmed the safety of chicken and chicken products after China reportedly said chicken wings from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture and the World Health Organization (WHO) there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food and there are no reports at this time of any human illnesses that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging:

It is always important to follow good hygiene practices (ie, wash hands and surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the right temperature, and refrigerate foods promptly) when handling or preparing foods.