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News & Events / FSA publishes guidance for food businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)


The FSA has today published guidance to assist food businesses in responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  The new guidance has been developed with Defra and covers a range of areas including good hygiene practice, management of employee sickness, and social distancing for specific food business settings.

It is very unlikely that people can catch COVID-19 from food. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging.