In an effort to keep the food industry and consumers up to date, FDA has added new information to its resource page regarding proper social distancing techniques in food production and processing as well as in food retail establishments.
Is the U.S. food supply at risk? How do food companies navigate government-enforced curfews and restrictions? What steps should be taken when a food facility worker has tested positive for COVID-19? FDA answers these questions and more.
See FDA’s Resource Page on COVID-19 and Food Safety
FDA has provided a food safety reopening checklist for previously closed retail food establishments or those that have been open with limited service related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This checklist addresses key food safety practices for retail food establishments to consider when reopening and restarting operations.
See FDA's Best Practices for Reopening Retail Food Establishments
FDA, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has provided recommendations to address shortages of personal protective equipment, cloth face coverings, disinfectants, and sanitation supplies in the food and agriculture industry in order to help maintain employee safety, continuity of the food supply, food safety, and employee/consumer confidence.
See FDA and USDA's Recommendations for the Food and Agriculture Sector
FDA has issued new temporary guidance for food manufacturers to help minimize the impact of supply chain disruptions on product availability associated with the pandemic.
See FDA's Temporary Labeling Flexibility Guidance