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Food Safety During Coronavirus Westchester County

Covid-19 Westchester Food Safety

What you need to know about Covid-19 and food Taken from the website

  • The risk of getting sick with COVID-19 from eating or handling food (including frozen food and produce) and food packages is considered very low.

  • Take everyday actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Continue following basic steps for food safety and eat nutritious foods to take care of your physical and mental health.

Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that handling food or consuming food is associated with COVID-19.

Coronaviruses, like the one that causes COVID-19, are thought to spread mostly person-to-person through respiratory droplets when someone coughs, sneezes, or talks. It is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, including food or food packaging, that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

After shopping, handling food packages, or before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer external icon that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Remember, it is always important to follow good food safety practices to reduce the risk of illness from common foodborne pathogens.

The best way to stay informed and up-to-date is to take a Food Manager’s Safety Course, Servsafe Certification, accepted through the US. Always check with your Food Safety requirements, they change state to state, Health Department to Health Department. If you are interested in purchasing a Covis-19 Food Safety Traiing Awareness Guide, click here:

If you are interested in taking a Food Safety Course and you are located outside of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, click here: Westchester Food Safety is a leader in Food Safety training. Contact us today

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