News and Updates for State Task Forces
FDA Fact Sheet on Safety Distributing Unused Human Food for Animal Food Use During COVID-19
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on in-store dining, restaurants and restaurant suppliers may have surplus food that they cannot use and are looking for ways to repurpose their inventory. The preferred option is to use this food as human food and FDA has provided some regulatory flexibility for that redistribution. Another option is to send the unused food for use as animal food. Unused restaurant and grocery store food is commonly repurposed as animal food and is a valuable way to re-use food in a way that limits the impact on the environment.
COVID-19 Information for Food Businesses
In collaboration with Alexandra Jakab from the Vermont Specialty Food Association and Brady O'Brien from the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association, we recorded the free webinar What You Need to Know About COVID-19. The link to the recorded webinar is: http://go.uvm.edu/covid.