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Shopping for Food During COVID-19 Pandemic

      The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has upended almost every daily routine in our lives.

      Ciotti M, Ciccozzi M, Terrinoni A, Jiang WC, Wang CB, Bernardini S. The COVID-19 pandemic. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2020;57:365–388.

      Rising unemployment, the need to go to work or attend school virtually, and the inability of the restaurant industry to serve customers at their normal capacity, has resulted in many more people preparing meals at home. According to a recent survey, more than half (54%) of consumers reported cooking more, and 46% reported baking more, since the COVID-19 era.

      Mormar SF. Hunter: food study 2020. Special report America gets cooking: the impact of COVID-19 on Americans’ food habits, complete study results.https://www.hunterpr.com/foodstudy_coronavirus/. Accessed September 20, 2020.

      Consequently, perhaps now more than ever, consumers need to know how to safely shop for groceries. To help address this need, the Food and Drug Administration recently published a succinct, online resource, Shopping for Food During COVID-19 Pandemic.
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      • COVID-19 Work in JNEB
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          It has been a year since we all became painfully aware of COVID-19. To be honest, I didn't expect that JNEB would have COVID-related manuscripts to publish. Today, I think we will continue to have COVID-related manuscripts for quite a while yet. Some of our articles have highlighted the associated food insecurity while others reflect our creativity in times of crisis.
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