Esther Davidowitz, Published 5:30 p.m. ET March 13, 2020 | Updated 5:39 p.m. ET March 13, 2020CLOSE When people ask how to protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19, one of the first suggestions from doctors is washing your hands. Here are the do’s and don’ts. USA TODAYThe good news: coronavirus is not foodborne. That means you can’t get the coronavirus by ingesting food. You can get it from people, of course, those who sneeze, cough or exhale the coronavirus. Which is why we’re told not to touch others, nor stay too close to others, and to wash our hands often.But still, do you need to worry about how you handle food? What if someone sneezed on your apple? Can you still eat your steak rare? What about sushi – is it safe to eat?We asked two food scientists at Rutgers University – graduate program director Donald Schaffner and professor emeritus Thomas Montville – on how tobest handle food to protect us against the coronavirus.Question:Experts say the coronavirus is not foodborne. Yet, they strongly suspect animals in China – in a food market, no less – were the likely source of the initial infection. So doesn’t that mean that it is foodborne? Donald Schaffner: It’s thought

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