Consumer Tips for Meal Kits, Food Delivery Safety and Shopping for food during COVID-19

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Meal Kits and Food Delivery During COVID-19

Tips for Meal Kits and Food Delivery Safety Include but are not limited to;

1. Before Ordering Food

  • Ask Questions- to ask about things like food safety standards
  • Arrange for delivery when someone is home
  • Find a safe space for delivery

2. Safe Food Delivery and Receipt

  • Examine the box and packaging
  • Make sure company uses insulated packaging
  • Refrigerate or freeze as soon as possible
  • Notify the Company if the food arrives above 40 degrees Farenheit
  • Call toll free federal food safety hotlines

3. Safe Food Handling

  • Wash your hands and kitchen utensils
  • Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running water
  • Separate foods to avoid cross contamination 
  • Refrigerate leftovers within two hours

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Shopping for Food During COVID-19

To help protect yourself, grocery store workers, and other shoppers, here are 5 quick tips to keep in mind:

  1. Prepare a shopping list for food to last for 1-2 weeks
  2. Wear a face mask
  3. Practice Social Distancing
  4. Bring your own wipes to wipe down your cart
  5. Keep your hands away from your face and wash your hands once you get home

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