Achyut Adhikari, kkharel
Currently, there is no evidence that food or food packaging has been associated with the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. The new coronavirus causes a respiratory illness — not a gastrointestinal illness — and foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission. However, it is important to follow food safety practices to help protect workers and customers from this virus.
Review your farm’s health policies and procedures as written in your food safety plan. Now is a good time to emphasize and enforce them.
FDA. Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Funding Source: Funding for this publication was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through PAR-16-137 and USDA Specialty Crop Block Program 2018-70020-28874.