The viral image claiming that WHO has advised people to not bakery items is fake. There is no such notice from any of the health organizations, including WHO.
In addition to the number of unverified news, an image is doing rounds on social media with a message attributed to the World Health Organisation, asking people to not eat bakery food items. A Facebook user shared the image aksing people to 'stop eating bakery items'.
“Stop eating bakery items! It is strictly advised not to eat bakery items as it is not washable and can get infected to the virus easily,” read the message on the image. The viral image has the WHO logo, due to which it started attracting attention as at present everyone is closely monitoring the world body for advisory almost on a daily basis.
The truth behind the claim
In our investigation, we found out that the WHO has not issued any such advisory related to bakery items during the ongoing pandemic. Moreover, there is no evidence suggesting that bakery items get contaminated from the virus. So far, WHO has only given advice on hygiene, to keep away from the deadly Coronavirus COVID-19.
As of now, there is no such notice from the US Food and Drug Administration. As per the FDA, there is no “evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID-19.”
While Citing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), the report also says that "because of poor survivability of coronavirus on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that is shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures."
In conclusion, the viral image claiming that WHO has advised people to not bakery items is fake. There is no such notice from any of the health organizations, including WHO.
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