Food Safety Magazine

COVID-19

July 16, 2020
The 2020 Food Safety Summit Goes 100% Virtual
The 2020 Food Safety Summit Goes 100% Virtual

The Summit will start on Monday, October 19 with an opening session on COVID-19: The New Normal for the Food Industry.

 

July 15, 2020
FDA: Inspections of Small Businesses under the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule to Begin March 2021
FDA: Inspections of Small Businesses under the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule to Begin March 2021

Recognizing the unique situation COVID-19 has created for both industry and regulators, the FDA intends to begin routine inspections of small businesses under the IA rule in March 2021. 

July 14, 2020
FDA Prepares for Resumption of Domestic Inspections with New Risk Assessment System
FDA Prepares for Resumption of Domestic Inspections with New Risk Assessment System

"At this time, we are working toward the goal of restarting on-site inspections during the week of July 20."

July 7, 2020
Covid-19 and Food Safety: Walk the Talk on Protecting Global Public Health
Covid-19 and Food Safety: Walk the Talk on Protecting Global Public Health

The coronavirus pandemic has brought sanitation and good hygiene practices front and center. Can we keep the momentum going?  

July 7, 2020
Implementing a COVID-19 Culture in the “New Normal”
Implementing a COVID-19 Culture in the “New Normal”

The coronavirus pandemic challenges the food industry to identify and implement control strategies and a COVID-19 culture.

June 25, 2020
USDA and FDA Issue Joint Statement Regarding Food Export Restrictions and COVID-19
USDA and FDA Issue Joint Statement Regarding Food Export Restrictions and COVID-19

“There is no evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or from food packaging. The U.S. food safety system, overseen by our agencies, is the global leader in ensuring the safety of our food products, including products for export.” 

June 23, 2020
Ep. 74. John Keogh and C.J. Unis: Supply Chains After COVID—Part I
Ep. 74. John Keogh and C.J. Unis: Supply Chains After COVID—Part I

Once again, we're joined by John Keogh and C.J. Unis to discuss COVID-19 and it's future impact on the food industry supply chain. This is Part I.

June 17, 2020
AFFI Responds to Officials Linking COVID-19 to Imported Seafood
AFFI Responds to Officials Linking COVID-19 to Imported Seafood

The U.S. food supply remains among the safest in the world, says AFFI.

June 17, 2020
Resource: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Resource: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Here is OSHA’s guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

June 16, 2020
How Small- and Mid-Size Food Facilities Are Coping with COVID-19
How Small- and Mid-Size Food Facilities Are Coping with COVID-19

Interviews with small and medium-size processors describe the impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses.

June 16, 2020
Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the Meat Industry and Food Safety
Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the Meat Industry and Food Safety

How has the coronavirus pandemic affected the safety of the U.S. meat and poultry supply, and the safety of the thousands of workers in the meat industry?

June 9, 2020
CDC: Washing Food with Bleach Among Unsafe Disinfection Methods on the Rise During Pandemic
CDC: Washing Food with Bleach Among Unsafe Disinfection Methods on the Rise During Pandemic

Despite the unsafe methods used, approximately half of the survey respondents strongly agreed that they knew how to clean and disinfect their home safely.

June 2, 2020
Pandemic Challenges Highlight the Importance of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety
Pandemic Challenges Highlight the Importance of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

As FDA prepares to release the long-awaited New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint, the agency announces that several changes have been made in light of lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 29, 2020
FDA Temporarily Eases Food Labeling Requirements During Pandemic
FDA Temporarily Eases Food Labeling Requirements During Pandemic

The goal is to provide regulatory flexibility, where appropriate, to help minimize the impact of supply chain disruptions on product availability associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

May 28, 2020
Resource: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Resource: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing, food safety, and reopening guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

May 28, 2020
Resource: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Resource: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance from CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

May 22, 2020
Resource: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Resource: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 22, 2020
FDA and USDA Share Tips for Food and Agriculture Businesses in Need of PPE, Disinfectants, and Sanitation Supplies
FDA and USDA Share Tips for Food and Agriculture Businesses in Need of PPE, Disinfectants, and Sanitation Supplies

The recommendations address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), 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.

May 21, 2020
CDC Releases Interim Guidance for Businesses Reopening Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
CDC Releases Interim Guidance for Businesses Reopening Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The document serves as a guide to help each industry operate safely as all 50 states have begun at least partially relaxing stay-at-home orders and allowing some businesses to reopen.

May 20, 2020
USDA, FDA Strengthen U.S. Food Supply Chain Protections
USDA, FDA Strengthen U.S. Food Supply Chain Protections

The USDA and FDA announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help prevent interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including fruit and vegetable processing.

 

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