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Food imported from COVID-19 hit nations safe: FSSAI

By The Assam Tribune

AGARTALA, March 22 - Imported food, including those from COVID-19 hit countries, are safe for consumption, according to a top Tripura health official here on Sunday.

Tripura Health and Family Welfare Director Radha Debbarma said the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had notified that any imported foods and consumable items, even from coronavirus-affected countries, were �fully safe� for human consumption.

�After concerns over their safety, the FSSAI set up a committee of experts. The group didn�t find any conclusive evidence of the food-borne transmission of coronavirus. Cooked meat, including chickens, duck, poultry and goat are safe to eat,� she said.

As a precautionary measure, the panel has advised avoiding consumption of raw or undercooked meat as well as unprocessed food products. � IANS

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