I’m Angela Anandappa, a food microbiologist for over 20 years and director of the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation, here to answer your questions about food safety and sanitation in regard to the coronavirus. AmA!
I’m Angela Anandappa, Director for the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation (a nonprofit organization working to better food safety and hygienic design in the food industry) as well as a food microbiologist for over 20 years.
Many are having questions or doubts on how to best stay safe in regard to the coronavirus, especially in relation to the use of sanitizers and cleaning agents, as well as with how to clean and store food.
During such a time of crisis, it is very easy to be misled by a barrage of misinformation that could be dangerous or deadly. I’ve seen many of my friends and family easily fall prey to this misinformation, especially as it pertains to household cleaning and management as well as grocery shopping.
I’m doing this AMA to hopefully help many of you redditors by clearing up any misinformation, providing an understanding as to the practices of the food industry during this time, and to give you all a chance to ask any questions about food safety in regard to the coronavirus.
I hope that you learn something helpful during this AMA, and that you can clear up any misinformation that you may hear in regard to food safety by sharing this information with others.
Edit: Wow! What great questions! Although I’d love to answer all of them, I have to go for today. I’ve tried to respond to many of your questions. If your question has yet to be answered (please take a look at some of my other responses in case someone has asked the same question) I will try to answer some tomorrow or in a few hours. Stay healthy and wash your hands!