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COVID-19: Guidance for preventing transmission of COVID-19 within food businesses

04/08/2021

SUMMARY

Current data indicates that neither food nor food packaging is a pathway for the spread of viruses causing respiratory illnesses, including SARS-CoV-2. In other words, SARS-CoV-2 is not a direct food safety concern. However, it is important for the food industry and authorities regulating the food industry to protect all workers from person-to-person spread of these viruses by providing a safe work environment, promoting personal hygiene measures and providing training on food hygiene principles.

To read the updated guidance document: Updated Guidance document 

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