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  1. Plate of food - Photo by Fallon Michael on Unsplash

    Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety Programs

    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:

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    CDC Announces Outbreaks

    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:

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    Food safety experts explain how consumers can stay safe after recent E. Coli recall

    Jun 23, 2020

    By: Ciara Lucas

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  4. Judit Puskas, wearing a homemade illustration of her polymer face mask. She is currently in the final stages of developing a new polymer face mask that she expects will be more effective in the fight against COVID-19. Photo: Judit Puskas.

    Ohio State Researching, Testing Polymer Face Masks to Protect Against COVID-19

    Jun 17, 2020

    By: Tracy Turner

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    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.

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    Food Safety and COVID-19

    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

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    Food safety expert shares how to protect yourself

    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.

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    StateFoodSafety Launches Free Online Food Safety Course for Volunteers

    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:

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    COVID-19 and Food Safety

    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.

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

    Mar 18, 2020

  10.  Ingredients

    As coronavirus spreads, the people who prepare your food probably don’t have paid sick leave

    Mar 9, 2020

    By Kimberly Kindy 

    The Washington Post