New Zealand Food Safety (MPI) has provided a scientific opinion on the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission through Food Packaging. The opinion contains:

 New Zealand Food Safety Scientific Opinion on Covid-19 transmission through food packaging

  • Current regulatory statements on negligible risk
  • Survivability on inanimate surfaces:

The opinion concludes that:

Based on the available scientific evidence, the risk of COVID-19 transmission by food or food packaging is still considered negligible and does not warrant application of specific risk measures.

You can download the full opinion here.