Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 17/2020 English version - Food hygiene during the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic. An interim guidance. Version of April 19, 2020
Rapporti ISS COVID-19 in English
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Food hygiene during the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic. An interim guidance. Version of April 19, 2020.
ISS COVID-19 Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety Working Group
2020, ii, 17 p. Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 17/2020 – English version
The SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads by human-to-human infection and there is no evidence that it can be transmitted by food. In the European regulatory framework, food safety is guaranteed by a combined prevention and monitoring approach that embraces all agri-food supply chains “from farm to fork”. During the current COVID-19 epidemic, however, food hygiene requires additional actions in order to contain the risk related to the presence of potentially infected subjects in environments used for the production and sale of food products. This report provides guidance and specific recommendations in order to guarantee the hygiene of food products and food packaging during the production, sale and domestic consumption phases.
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