COVID-19 update: Highlights from new Q&A with FDA Deputy Commissioner Yiannas

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted on its website a conversation with FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food and Policy Response Frank Yiannas that addresses common questions concerning food availability and food safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consistent with prior statements from FDA, Deputy Commissioner Yiannas reiterates that currently there are no food shortages, and there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID-19. Mr. Yiannas also provides updates on FDA’s other priorities, including the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, outbreak monitoring, and implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Highlights from his statements are summarized in this post.

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