The fresh bread it can be contaminated by the new Coronavirus and transmit the infection to those who eat it? In times of emergency such as the current one, hoaxes and misinformation are quite widespread, especially on the web and on social networks, and recognizing them is not always easy. Better to rely – then – on the competent offices of the Ministry of Health and the Higher Institute of Health. And here is the answer from the official and certified institutional sources mentioned above, based on scientific and regulatory evidence and on national and international documentation.
“There is currently no information on the survival of the novel coronavirus on the surface of food, but the possibility of transmission of the virus through fresh bread, or other types of food, is unlikely, as transmission occurs mainly through droplets containing respiratory secretions (droplets) or by contact. Clearly, those who handle bread, and food in general, must respect the health and hygiene rules: wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 40-60 seconds before touching food, use a disposable tissue to cover your mouth and nose in case of coughing and sneezing and wash your hands immediately after “.
I am the bread
of strange shapes,
I am handmade
of semolina and wheat.
I was born in the countryside
and early in the morning
from the mountain
I go to the mill
to become white flour,
always of the genuine daughter wheat.
Well leavened I enter the oven
and when it’s hardly day outside
I am fragrant from the baker
that kneads and bakes every evening
and when it’s dawn I’m ready.
How long did it take me? You can do the math.
They are made of flour with water and salt,
inexpensive, but not trivial,
because it takes a lot of work:
first sowing, after harvest.
I am precious
much more than gold
I am like the water of the fountains:
pure and precious, I am the bread.
You are good, be happy,
I am the bread for your teeth.
Mimmo Mòllica ©