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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:15 PM

So my wife and I are in our late 60s....

My wife who has a few friends in the medical area.

Today she came and stated that a couple of her friends in the above vocation stated that frozen boxed foods can carry the virus on the box.. So for now on we ( my wife and I) are gonna take the frozen food out of the box, so the box can be micro-ovened in order to destroy the viruses.. The food in the trey then can be safely microwaved ...and the original box destroyed..

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busterbrown Mar 26 OP
msongs Mar 26 #1
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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:37 PM

1. can one microwave dry things with no moisture in them? nt

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:01 PM

2. Wipe down frozen items packaged in plastic. Re: Boxed items...

If the box contains something that is packaged, just remove the item and toss the box. Inner contents generally get packaged by machine, and so are safe. Toss cardboard into a paper bag that goes straight to recycle.

As you wipe down items, make sure you maintain a "sterile zone." That is, start by thoroughly saturating a paper towel with disinfectant to use to wipe things down. Wipe down an area of the counter where you will place disinfected items. Wipe your hands before picking up next item to be wiped down.

This goes for freezer and cabinet items.

If the contents are loose, open the bag and pour into another, pre-washed, container or plastic bag (have these ready in the "sterile zone). I don't like buying plastic items, but in this situation, I've bought a bunch of those little plastic storage containers with lids and Ziplocs. Wipe your hands after every time you touch an "undisinfected" surface before touching container/bag item is poured into.

Wash all produce with skins in soapy water. For produce that is hard to thoroughly wash, consider buying pre-packaged (e.g., lettuce in a bag that can be wiped down).

Cereal boxes -- remove inner package from box and toss box.

For non-freezer items, like cereal boxes or canned goods. If you have a garage you can store things in, don't even bring items you don't need for several days (or longer) into the house at all. Put in the garage until needed. If it's a few days later, any virus is dead.

That's some advice from a Michigan doctor. Sorry I can't find the youtube demonstration he has up.

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