Coronavirus: Costco ends free food samples during virus outbreak

If you're heading to Costco anytime soon, you won't be getting free food.

That's because the chain is temporarily suspending the samples amid coronavirus concerns.

Snacking before buying is part of the chain's image, but the virus spreads when healthy people come into contact with infected bodily fluids.

That has some customers worrying that the food samples might be a bad idea right now.

The company that handles the free samples confirmed to Business Insider that the retailer is pulling the samples from all stores in the U.S. and China.

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