Agriculture News

March 31, 2020

Food safety best practices and resources during COVID-19

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — During this time of uncertainty, consumers, farmers and retailers have many questions regarding food safety and COVID-19. Yaohua “Betty” Feng, assistant professor of food science at Purdue University, and her lab have compiled information from nationwide food safety experts on a central reference website.

The website outlines food safety best practices including:

  • Consumer personal hygiene.
  • Stopping the spread of germs.
  • Grocery shopping recommendations.
  • Guidelines for farmers and producers.
  • Guidelines for manufacturers and retailers.
  • Information for Extension educators.

The website is continuously updated with the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and food safety. For food safety best practices, please visit the following sites:

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Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-496-2384, mayer36@purdue.edu 

Source: Yaohua Feng, yhfeng@purdue.edu 

Agricultural Communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Department Head, mmanier@purdue.edu  

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