Is it possible to be infected with a novel coronavirus infection through food?

The main routes of transmission of new coronavirus infection are considered to be droplet infection and contact infection. As of April 1, 2020, there have been no cases reported to have been infected with a novel coronavirus infection through food (including vegetables and fruits that are eaten raw and fresh seafood).
In addition, when serving food or meals, you may come into contact with an unspecified number of people, so be careful of contact infections (*). The same applies to tableware, so please be careful including clean handling.
* Contact infection is one of the main routes of infection for new coronavirus infections.
Coronavirus has been found to be vulnerable to heat (above 70 ° C for a certain period of time) and alcohol (above 70%, commercially available alcohol for hand disinfection). At each stage of manufacturing, distribution, cooking, sales, and catering, we carry out regular food poisoning prevention such as physical condition management of food handlers, frequent hand washing, hand disinfection with alcohol for hand disinfection, cough etiquette, etc. If general hygiene is in place, don’t worry. As a general caution from WHO, “Avoid consumption of raw or undercooked animal meat and meat products, and be careful when handling and cooking them.”