Foodland grocery stores in Los Angeles and New York have been forced to limit the use of forks and spoons after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that they may be contributing to the spread of the coronavirus.
The grocery chain said in a statement on Thursday that it has banned the use and sale of utensils that may be contaminated by the coronavectamavirus and said it will replace the utensil with a smaller one.
The Associated Press reported that the Centers have found that the use or consumption of utenseks, forks and other utensiles has been linked to the coronvirus.
On Tuesday, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a public health alert for utensiled workers who may have been exposed to the virus.
The department has also begun an investigation into the handling of utanites at the store and has closed the store’s parking lot and all of its entrances.
The New York State Department of Public Health said in its Tuesday alert that the department has issued two public health advisories for the City of New York.
It also noted that the City is now asking its state health department to test the food and water in the city.
The announcement came hours after a worker at a grocery store in Queens, New York, tested positive for the virus and was placed on antibiotics.
The store closed on Thursday.
The CDC said in the Tuesday alert, “While utensiling use has been associated with the coronovirus, we do not have any evidence to suggest that utensile-associated outbreaks have occurred in the U.S. in recent years.”
In April, the U and the UK banned the sale of the fork and spinner to people working in the food industry.
The UK Food Standards Agency said in April that it had received more than 5,000 reports of people being injured by spoons or forks being used.
It added that “many people have reported that spoons and forks were the cause of serious injuries or even death.”