COVID-19

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


CDC Resources

The state of COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities ― 19 States Early Release
CDC launched a new COVID-19 resources page with tailored tools for health officials at the state, territorial, and local levels.
What Grocery and Food Retail Workers Need to Know about COVID-19
CDC's COVID-19 website (many resources: basic information about COVID-19, including how it spreads; situation updates; information for specific audiences: communities, schools, businesses, healthcare professions, health departments, travel, laboratories)
CDC Cornavirus 2019 Information for Laboratories
Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS
CDC Weekly Surveillance Summary of US COVID-19 Activity
CDC Data Visualization
CDC Data Visualization
CDC Weekly Surveillance Summary of US COVID-19 Activity
COVID-19 Data and Surveillance FAQ
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Guidance Documents
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
Water and Covid-19 Facts
Covid-19 Testing at Laboratories: Questions and Answers
Coronavirus.gov
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (CDC)
CDC's Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
Updated 5/5/2020


Homeland Security Resources

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
FEMA COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force: Supply Chain Stabilization
Coronavirus Rumor Control
DHS Coronavirus News & Updates
DHS Weekly Update
Updated 4/16/2020


NIH Resources

Worker Training for food manufacturing and grocery communities

NIEHS Worker Training Program on virtual worker training for COVID-19 has been developed and will be continually updated weekly.

NIH Coronavirus Research Updates
NIAID Funding News: Coronavirus research
NIEHS COVID-19 Worker Programs
Updated 4/16/2020


Assocation & Publication Information

AFDO Provides Planning Guidance for Food Establishments Reopening
Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) Coronavirus Resource Page
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 and Food Safety
Food and Beverage Issue Alliance (FBIA) has developed multiple guidance documents
Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food and Cosmetic Information Center (FCIC)/Technical Assistance Network (TAN) has been releasing responses for questions of interest to AFDO members concerning COVID-19
COVID-19 Resources for the Food Industry (The Acheson Group)
Coronavirus: Fresh Produce Industry Resources (United Fresh Produce Association)
Coronavirus Resources (Food Marketing Institute), includes: Preparedness Checklist
Food Safety Magazine: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and Food Safety: A Time for Facts, Not Panic
Food and Environmental Virology (Journal): Survival of Respiratory Viruses on Fresh Produce
Food Safety Authority of Ireland's COVID-19 website: includes advice for food workers
AFDO Recommendations For COVID-19 Response for State Agencies
World Health Organization
The Food Industry Association (FMI): Coronavirus Resources and Preparedness Checklist
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: COVID-19 Simple Answers
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: COVID-19 Intervention Actions: Restaurant Restrictions
AOAC International: Food and Public Health Testing Laboratories Addressing COVID-19
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA): Workforce Survey - COVID-19
The Food Industry Association: Guidance for the Food Industry: Coronavirus Outbreak
The Food Institute Coronavirus Update Center
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Updated 5/5/2020


State Response

COVID Resources by State
AFDO Coronavirus State Resource
Resource  Organization  Date
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Indiana State Department of Health  March 30, 2020
Addressing COVID-19 Impacts, Bulletins
and Guidance


Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources 
Business and Organization Guidance

Illinois Department of Health 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alabama Department of Public Health
March, 27, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Connecticut Department of Health  March 30, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Montana Department of Public Health
and Human Services


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Rhode Island Department of Health 

March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Utah Department of Health 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Wyoming Department of Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
for Food Handlers

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture


March 16, 2020
COVID - 19 Arkansas Department of Health 

March 27, 2020
COVID  - 19 

Georgia Department of Agriculture 
COVID - 19 

Mississippi Department of Agriculture
and Commerce


COVID - 19

New Jersey Department of Health


COVID - 19 

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 
COVID - 19

Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer
Protection


COVID - 19 Emergency Information Center  Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
COVID-19 Food and Agriculture 

Minnesota Department of Agriculture 
COVID-19 Food and Agriculture

New Hampshire Department of
Agriculture, Markets, and Food


COVID-19 Food Establishment Guidance 
- Food Establishments

Illinois Department of Health  
COVID-19 Food Establishment Guidance 
- Food Service

Illinois Department of Health 
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) for Retail Food Establishments
 

Arkansas Department of Health  March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Food Safety 
Maryland Department of Health

March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Food Safety Resources
North Carolina State University Extension
COVID-19 and Food and Agriculture 

Minnesota Department of Agriculture 

COVID-19 Guidance for Food and
Lodging Businesses

Vermont Department of Health March 30, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance for Food Pantries
and Homeless Shelters


Rhode Island Department of Health 
March 17, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants
and Food Service

Multnomah County, Oregon March 23, 2020
COVID - 19 Information  New Mexico Environment Department
COVID-19 Information  Wyoming 
COVID-2019 Information about
Restaurants: March 19, 2020 

Louisiana Department of Health 
COVID-19 Other Guidance 

New Hampshire Department of
Agriculture, Markets, and Food



COVID-19 Updates  Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation


COVID-19 Resources

Maryland Department of Health 
COVID-19 Resource Center Kansas Department of Agriculture 

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Restaurant and Bar Guidance


Oklahoma State Department of Health



Environmental Health Services

Virginia Department of Health 
Executive Order for Restaurants and Bars
Questions and Answers

Maine Department of Health and Human Services  March 23, 2020
Food Establishment Coronavirus
Recommendations_as of 3.18.2020

North Dakota  March 18, 2020
Food Recalls and Safety Alerts in Washington

Washington State Department of Health

March 20, 2020
Food Worker and Establishment Guidance on
COVID-19

Washington Department of Health 
Guidance Documents: Coronavirus Disease 2019
(COVID-19)

California Department of Public Health  March 26, 2020

Guidance During the COVID-19 Disaster 


Texas Health and Human Services March 24, 2020
Guidance for grocery stores to minimize
the spread of COVID-19

King County, Washington


Information on the Outbreak of COVID-19

Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment



Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection
of Food Manufacturing Facilities or Food Retail Stores
for COVID-19

New York State
Department of Health
March 25, 2020

Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of
Food Manufacturing Facilities and/or Retail Food
Stores for COVID-19

State of Maine   
Letter to Georgia Food Safety Partners  Georgia Department of Agriculture 

Lodging Establishment Coronavirus
Recommendations_ as of 03.18.2020

North Dakota Department of Agriculture  March 18, 2020
Materials and Resources for Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response


Minnesota Department of Health 
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Iowa Dept. of Inspections and Appeals


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


New York Department of Agriculture
and Markets


Preventing The Spread of COVID-19: Guidance
For Food Establishments

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Protect your Workforce from Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Rhode Island Department of Health  March 18, 2020
Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Texas State Health and Human Services


Retail Food Service Establishments & COVID-19

South Carolina Department of
Health and Environmental Control


Statewide Public Order #3 Wyoming

Statewide Public Health Order 

Wyoming 
Statewide Public Health Order Wyoming

Stay Home, Stay Safe 

Michigan Department of Agriculture
and Rural Development

 
Tribal Resources - COVID - 19

Montana Department of Public Health
and Human Services


Update to Guidance for Grocery Stores and
Markets for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Rhode Island Department of Health  March 22, 2020
Virus Control In Eating Establishments Maine Department of Health and Human Services 

March 23, 2020
Virus Control In the Hotel Industry  Maine Department of Health and Human Services 

March 23, 2020
Washington - COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
DISEASE) INFORMATION

Washington State Department of Agriculture 
What You Need to Know Now About COVID-19 in Florida

Florida Department of Health  March 31, 2020
What You Need to Know New York State Department of Health 

March 31, 2020
Updated 5/5/2020


Industry Guidance

Temporary Policy Regarding Enforcement of 21 CFR Part 118 (the Egg Safety Rule) During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Temporary Policy Regarding Packaging and Labeling of Shell Eggs Sold by Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Chain Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Temporary Policy Regarding Preventive Controls and FSVP Food Supplier Verification Onsite Audit Requirements During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Updated 4/16/2020


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