COVID-19 resources and information for the food industry

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COVID-19 is already changing the way we interact with, and produce food.As the work continues to control the spread and impact of COVID-19, questions around the risks associated with food production have emerged. To assist the food industry navigate the current situation we have gathered some authoritative resources and will provide updates as the situation changes and new information becomes available. 


AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION 

Australian Government Department of Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for employers

NSW GOVERNMENT

Food businesses and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Information and advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) for community and businesses in New South Wales

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT

Advice for food businesses on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Information and advice for the business (non-healthcare) sector. Cleaning and disinfecting

FSANZ

Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety

AFGC Statement Regarding Coronavirus

Austrade

COVID-19 updates for exporters


INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Can COVID-19 be transmitted through the food we produce?

According to the US FDA, the CDC, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and other food safety agencies, there is currently no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is transmitted through food consumption.

US FDA

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC

How It Spreads- Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food?

EFSA

Coronavirus: No Evidence that Food is a Source or Transmission Route

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Can COVID-19 be passed on through food?

New Zealand Food Safety

Coronavirus and food safety

FMI

Coronavirus resources for the food industry


ACCESS TO SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE ON COVID-19

Several initiatives are making the scientific literature relating to COVID-19 freely available to the community

World Health Organisation

Global Research on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and compiling it in a database.

Public Health Emergency Initiative: COVID-19

On March 13, 2020, the National Science and Technology Advisors from a dozen countries, including the United States, called on publishers to voluntarily agree to make their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other appropriate public repositories to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts.

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FOOD SAFETY ACTION PLAN

Coronavirus – COVID-19 Food Safety and Quality Management System. Crisis Management

(Document example provided by our member Janette Hughes from MQA Melbourne Quality Associates)


AIFST WEBINARS

Visit our Events & Webinars pages for recordings of past events on COVID-19, and details of upcoming ones.

Upcoming Events

Recordings of past webinars (accessible by members only)

Implication of the novel SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus on Food Processing





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