It is important to remember that every time you leave your home, you increase the risk of bringing the virus home as soon as you come back to it. All you need is the virus on the yogurt package or the cookie package and you’re brown. Because you know very well how it goes when you come back from shopping. You go to the kitchen and put down the shopping bag. And where do you put it, the bag? Usually on the kitchen table, or on the work surface. In short, in a place where, then, you will put your dishes, your cutlery, your hands, a place where you will prepare your meals …
It is not the food itself that can be contaminated. Your bananas or your tomatoes have nothing to be ashamed of. On the other hand, there may very well be, on their skin, a bit of coronavirus that wouldn’t have happened there, but just because before you bought the bananas and tomatoes in question, an infected person could very well have touched them before putting them back on the display… Objectively, the risk is not immense, but it is not zero.
Do not touch his shopping for 3 to 4 hours
The first thing to do is wash your hands when you get home. This is THE essential gesture as soon as we go for a walk outside, whether for shopping or something else. The second thing to do is to hurry … to do nothing! Let’s explain: when you come home with your groceries, chill what needs to go there (like butter, cheese or milk) but leave the rest in the basket. For a few hours, you don’t touch it.
We know that on internal surfaces, the virus can stay 3-4 hours, maybe more, maybe less, but let’s say it’s good security. In any case, this measure is necessary for anything wrong with the fridge, starting with toilet paper, canned goods, cookie packs, chocolate bars and all such products.
Third thing: fruit. Do not hesitate to wash them with soap and water. And, if possible, avoid eating the skin, even if it sometimes contains lots of vitamins, I think for example of the apple. Fourth and last thing, remember to systematically peel your vegetables.
Put the bread in the oven divided by 10,000 the risk of contamination
Sometimes fruits and vegetables are sold in plastic packaging. It does protect the food, however, what is not protected is the packaging. So with this kind of product, when you get home, you remove the plastic and as you will have touched the plastic, you wash your hands!
Bread cannot be washed with soap and water. The unstoppable thing about bread is putting it in the oven before you sit down to eat. The National Food Safety Agency says if you leave a food product for 4 minutes in the oven at 63 degrees, you divide the risk of contamination by 10,000. It still leaves a little room.
But what matters most, when you go to buy your bread, is to push the door of the bakery with the shoulder, the foot, the elbow, the knee, the buttocks, whatever you want but not hand. Because the hand is what you catch the bread with.