The Covid virus can reside on some ready-to-eat groceries for days.
Scientists carried out tests for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), purposely smearing the virus on to packaging and food products, including fruit, pastries and bottled drinks.
They chose items that people might put in their mouth without cooking or washing.
For most food products tested there was a “significant drop” in the levels of virus over the first 24 hours.
But in some cases traces survived for about a week.
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