COVID-19

Resources specific to the food and agriculture sector:

Updated resources from the South Carolina Fusion Center (SLED) 

FDA

Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Response At-A-Glance Summary
FDA Provides Flexibility to the Food Industry to Support Food Supply Chain and Meet Consumer Demand During COVID-19
FDA Food Stakeholder Call Recording: Listen Now
FDA Fact Sheet on Safety Distributing Unused Human Food for Animal Food Use During COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on in-store dining, restaurants and restaurant suppliers may have surplus food that they cannot use and are looking for ways to repurpose their inventory.  The preferred option is to use this food as human food and FDA has provided some regulatory flexibility for that redistribution. Another option is to send the unused food for use as animal food.  Unused restaurant and grocery store food is commonly repurposed as animal food and is a valuable way to re-use food in a way that limits the impact on the environment.

If you can’t redistribute the unused food for human food use, FDA has developed a new Fact Sheet on how to safely distribute it for animal food use during COVID-19.

Fact Sheet
The Path Forward: Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Serological Test Validation and Education Efforts
The Path Forward: Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Serological Test Validation and Education Efforts
Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up and Delivery Services During the COVID 19 Pandemic Review Guidance

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FDA Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 FAQs: Food Products
FDA Statement: FDA steps to ensure quality of foreign products
Policy for Temporary Compounding of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency
Safely Using Hand Sanitizer
Social Distancing, Disinfecting & Other Precautions
Workers Testing Positive
FDA Provides Temporary Flexibility Regarding the Egg Safety Rule During COVID-19 Pandemic While Still Ensuring the Safety of Eggs
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Updated 5/5/2020

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