FDA and OSHA Publish Checklist to Assist Food Industry During COVID-19

Janna Hamlett of TechHelp and the University of Idaho shared news that the FDA and OSHA recently published a checklist designed to assist food processors during the COVID pandemic.

Over the last several months, the FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), developed a number of resources to help food industry employers continue or resume operations safely. These resources complement the FDA’s longstanding requirements for food producers to protect the safety of the food they produce.

To assist the food industry as it navigates changes to operations related to COVID-19, the FDA and OSHA to developed the “Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist for Human and Animal Food Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The checklist pulls from existing guidance provided by the FDA, CDC, and OSHA and serves as a quick reference to help the food industry assess employee health, social distancing, and food safety within workplaces as operations may be impacted by COVID-19. 

You can read all about it here or access the checklist here.

If you have any questions or need help with your Idaho food manufacturing operation, contact Jana Hamlett at 208-731-9363 or jannahamlett@techhelp.org.