Can Coronavirus Be Transmitted by Frozen Foods? Unlikely, Experts Say

Can Coronavirus Be Transmitted by Frozen Foods? Unlikely, Experts Say

Share on Pinterest Experts say viruses need a host to survive, so they don’t live long in cold temperatures or in sunlight. Getty Images Experts say it’s unlikely that the novel coronavirus can be transmitted by frozen foods. But not before new questions about transmission by frozen food packaging were reopened. Chinese officials have been screening some frozen food packaging for signs of the virus following their scare with the since-exonerated frozen Norwegian salmon in June. The time needed to freeze and thaw food and food packaging makes contamination with COVID-19 even less likely.”

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