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Will oven cooking at 180c kill coronavirus?

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Melissa85 Tue 18-Aug-20 19:43:49

Would cooking a pizza at 180c for 10 minutes kill off covid?

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enjoyingscience Tue 18-Aug-20 19:44:23


MrsTerryPratchett Tue 18-Aug-20 19:44:48

Yes. But also WTF?

Wolfiefan Tue 18-Aug-20 19:45:12

Has it got Covid?? confused
I thought you were Trump. Injecting bleach a bad idea. So let’s bake everyone! grin

RyanBergarasTeeth Tue 18-Aug-20 19:45:24

Why does a pizza have covid to begin with?

frasersmummy Tue 18-Aug-20 19:46:09

you cant catch covid from food

Melissa85 Tue 18-Aug-20 19:47:23

@MrsTerryPratchett OH made pizza but put the pizza on the outside packaging before on the oven tray and cooking. Wasnt worried until after I ate it and started thinking the packaging could have been contaminated.

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AuntieMarys Tue 18-Aug-20 19:47:30

Dear god.

BruceAndNosh Tue 18-Aug-20 19:47:39

Has the pizza got a cough or a temperature?

Melissa85 Tue 18-Aug-20 19:48:36

@BruceAndNosh hahha I hope not

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Singerleon Tue 18-Aug-20 19:48:51

Sorry, what?? confused

HeresMe Tue 18-Aug-20 19:48:55

Is this a joke.

ToLongNow Tue 18-Aug-20 19:50:25

I get what your saying

It's my understanding that stomach acid will kill the virus if digested

Melissa85 Tue 18-Aug-20 19:50:42

@HeresMe nope just a thought after eating it and it has been resting on outside packaging.

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RyanBergarasTeeth Tue 18-Aug-20 19:50:46

Op thats not a normal level of anxiety at all.

mynameisntlouise Tue 18-Aug-20 19:50:50

Has anyone told the Doctors on ICUs about this breaks through?

AuntieMarys Tue 18-Aug-20 19:51:47

has the pizza got a cough 😁

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 18-Aug-20 19:51:54


Has anyone told the Doctors on ICUs about this breaks through?

They are super unlikely to bake patients.

Melissa85 Tue 18-Aug-20 19:56:28

@RyanBergarasTeeth I know I suffer with health anxiety plus I'm 8 months pregnant so it doesnt help

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Melissa85 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:00:16

@ToLongNow thanks !

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RyanBergarasTeeth Tue 18-Aug-20 20:01:16

Ah well dont let this worry you op you absolutely will not catch covid from a pizza box plus the oven kills germs. Try put it out of your head as long as you wash your hands after going out and follow the rules you will be ok smile

TheVeryHungryTortoise Tue 18-Aug-20 20:01:42

You can't catch COVID-19 by consuming foodstuffs. I understand what you're asking, in a very unlikely string of events someone with COVID-19 could have picked up the box before you and now you have placed your food on it but I think the only possible way would be if you then rubbed your face with the pizza or something equally strange.

As a side note, viruses aren't alive so there's nothing to kill, but you can deactivate them at specific high temperatures. That's why when you go somewhere with dirty water it's a good idea to boil your drinking water to inactivate potential pathogens. Everything inactivates at different conditions though. So yes, baking a pizza in a hot oven should get rid of this risk.

IDontWantToGoToBed Tue 18-Aug-20 20:02:48

If you suffer with anxiety, which is completely understandable.
I suggest you u watch and unfollow this thread or even get it deleted. People will continue to take the piss and its not what you need right now flowers

IDontWantToGoToBed Tue 18-Aug-20 20:03:55


Wecandothis99 Tue 18-Aug-20 20:08:21

I I also understand what youre saying. Simple enough question when you've got a new life to think about. I've researched this myself, you're fine

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