COVID-19 update: FDA issues updated guidance for food industry

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to present new questions and challenges, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to update its website to provide additional information and guidance to the food industry.

Since FDA initially issued guidance last week, the agency has supplemented this guidance with six additional questions and answers concerning important issues such as continuing operations in the event that an employee tests positive for COVID-19 and how to maintain social distancing in food production/processing facilities and food retail establishments. FDA continues to emphasize that COVID-19 does not pose a food safety risk. Below we provide the key takeaways from each of the new questions and answers.

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