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How Should I Protect Myself from Coronavirus in a Grocery Store?

This story by Erin DiCaprio, assistant Cooperative Extension specialist of food safety in the Department of Food Science and Technology will address the following questions:

  • Can I touch the tomatoes?
  • Do I need to sanitize my food when I get home?
  • Should I wear gloves in the grocery store?
  • How should I deal with other people?
  • Can I still bring my own bags?
Erin DiCaprio



COVID19 Food Safety

Postharvest Technology Center Specialist Erin DiCaprio, with the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis, has prepared an important fact sheet What do food handlers need to know about coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the associated virus, SARS-CoV-2? that answers the following questions:

  1. Is there potential for the virus to be transmitted through food?
  2. What can food handlers do?
  3. What can food business owners/managers do?
  4. What are disinfection strategies for non-health care settings?
  5. Where can you find more information about COVID-19?
Erin DiCaprio


Good Morning America

Elizabeth Mitcham- Postharvest Pomologist at UC Davis is on Good Morning America discussing about can 'ugly' produce help you save money on groceries? Check it out!


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