Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Protect yourself, other shoppers and grocery store workers

Did you know...

Although your grocery store may be temporarily out of certain products, there are no nationwide shortages of food.

There is currently no evidence of food packaging being associated with transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However, if you wish, you can wipe down product packaging and allow them to air dry as an extra precaution. Check out on CDC's Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 pageavailable in SpanishChineseVietnamese, and Koreanto learn more.

Find this and other information, FAQs, tips on how to protect yourself, other shoppers, and grocery store workers, and reminders about food safety practices on FDA's Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic page, also available in Spanish and as printable/ downloadable forms in English, Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

FDA also offers videos on this and related topics, including

12 tips for grocery shopping with confidence (also available in Spanish)

Food Access and COVID-19

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables

Looking for COVID-19 communication resources? Check out CDC's social media toolkit, available in Spanish, for general information and the communication toolkit, available in multiple languages, for specific messaging targeting migrants, refugees, and other limited-English-proficient populations.

Also, be sure to check out information on the COVID-19 - Breastfeeding and Pregnancy  and WIC Farmers' Market Program (FMNP) During COVID-19 pages.