Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety

3 months ago

Food Standards Australia have released information for food businesses. They key points are:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food.
  • Maintaining good hygiene practices is recommended.
  • Anyone with suspected symptoms of respiratory illness should avoid preparing food for other people.
  • Businesses need to follow any social distancing requirements requested by the Australian Government.

Food production and supply is considered an essential service in Australia and New Zealand. We are working with the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, state and territory health authorities, and international counterparts to ensure the most up to date information is available on our website for consumers, those working in the food industry, and charities, groups and volunteers donating food.

For the latest news on COVID-19 see the Australian Government Department of Health website.

If you are in New Zealand, see the Ministry of Health for the latest news on COVID-19 and the Ministry for Primary Industries for food safety advice.

The full details can be read here https://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/safety/Pages/NOVEL-CORONAVIRUS-AND-FOOD-SAFETY.aspx

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