COVID-19 Food Safety Information

Best Practices Food COVID-19

Food Safety and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The following are resources available to industry members and consumers on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and food safety.  

For additional information, visit FDA's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) main page.

FDA is sharing information about best practices and personal protective equipment (PPE) to operate retail food stores, restaurants, and associated pick-up and delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard workers and consumers.  FDA addresses key considerations for how foods offered at retail can be safely handled and delivered to the public, as well as key best practices for employee health, cleaning and sanitizing.  This is not a comprehensive list. We encourage consulting the references and links provided below by CDC, FDA, EPA, and OSHA for more detailed information. This will be updated as FDA receives further information and inquiries.  Topics include:

Information for Whole Food Nutrition and Summer Food Programs

During the ordered school-building closure period, schools may continue to receive reimbursement for meals served by participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  For Summer Food Program Information click here.

Information for Farmers Market Managers

The content on the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for COVID-19 and Farmers Markets has been collected from farmers markets across the state and the country who are adapting operations to comply with public health official’s guidance and requirements. The content has not been approved by any single public health authority, but instead lists methods and tools being used by those actively managing and selling at farmers markets. As the landscape and recommendations change, this document will be updated and informed by public health guidance for grocery and farmers markets, as well as by those market managers implementing the guidance through operational changes.

Information for Businesses and Employees

Information For Consumers 

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