Jul 20, 2020
The CDC has created a new webpage, Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which provides helpful information on commonly asked questions about handling food packages; tips for safely shopping for groceries and buying meat in bulk; and tips on maintaining good nutrition even if your eating or grocery-shopping habits have changed.
Jul 13, 2020
The CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/) has complied food safety tips to help everyone stay safe this summer while enjoying their favorite foods:
CDC and Foodsafety.gov: The basics of food safety
How to Grill Safely: How to handle food and grilling tools, and check cooking temperatures
Oysters and Vibriosis: Most illnesses from eating raw oysters occur in summer
Say No to Raw Dough: Tips to stay healthy when handling homemade raw dough or batter
Jul 6, 2020
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, released new data documenting the impact of the COVID-19 response on important food safety programs that regulate, inspect, and license food service establishments, provide food safety education, and respond to outbreaks of food-borne illness.
Full article can be found here: https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/covid-and-food-safety
Jun 29, 2020
CDC Announces Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry and Cyclospora Infections in the Midwestern U.S. Linked to Bagged Salad Mix:
Jun 23, 2020
By: Ciara Lucas
Original link: https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/food-safety-experts-explain-how-consumers-can-stay-safe-after-recent-e-coli-recall
Jun 17, 2020
By: Tracy Turner
Original link: https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-researching-testing-polymer-face-masks-protect-against-covid-19
COLUMBUS, Ohio—While many people are encouraged and, in some cases, mandated to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are some complaints that have become a common refrain: the mask doesn’t fit correctly, it’s uncomfortable, it’s too hot, or the mask is hard to breathe through.
Apr 27, 2020
Two NEW FDA documents were released last Friday regarding Food Safety and COVID-19:
What to Do if You Have COVID-19 Confirmed Positive or Exposed Workers in Your Food Production, Storage, or Distribution Operations Regulated by FDA
Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
Apr 14, 2020
Crucial questions about how to keep food safe have been raised during the outbreak of COVID-19
Sanja Ilic, assistant professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University, and an OSU Extension food safety state specialist shares her expertise and answers to frequent questions she has been asked.
Apr 6, 2020
StateFoodSafety has just released a new 22-minute FREE online training course that helps volunteers learn food safety essentials. Covered topics include how to safely serve food to highly susceptible populations, proper food worker health and hygiene, and how to keep food safe during transportation.
Click on the link below to start the class:
Mar 30, 2020
NC State University Extension has put together some wonderful resources about COVID-19 and food safety. These resources are based on information obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). More information about COVID-19 is available at the NC State Extension website.