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Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety

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posted by Research Admin 1 on 26 March 2020

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), March, 2020 

Key points:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food.
  • Extra care should be taken with hygiene and health to reduce the risk.
  • Anyone with suspected symptoms of respiratory illness should avoid preparing food for other people
  • Businesses need to follow any social distancing requirements requested by the Australian Government.

FSANZ is liaising with the Department of Health; the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, state and territory health authorities, and international counterparts to ensure the most up to date information is available on our website.

The following information provides advice for consumers and those working in the food industry.

The Australian Government Department of Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest news, daily updates, current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers see their website or the New Zealand Ministry of Health's website.