FDA Rapid Response Team (RRT) Program has provided these COVID 19 resources available to food safety stakeholders.


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.

If you can’t redistribute the unused food for human food use, FDA has developed a new Fact Sheet on how to safely distribute it for animal food use during COVID-19.

Download: Fact Sheet

CDC Resources

The state of COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities ― 19 States Early Release
CDC launched a new COVID-19 resources page with tailored tools for health officials at the state, territorial, and local levels.
What Grocery and Food Retail Workers Need to Know about COVID-19
CDC's COVID-19 website (many resources: basic information about COVID-19, including how it spreads; situation updates; information for specific audiences: communities, schools, businesses, healthcare professions, health departments, travel, laboratories)
CDC Cornavirus 2019 Information for Laboratories
Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS
CDC Weekly Surveillance Summary of US COVID-19 Activity
CDC Data Visualization
CDC Data Visualization
CDC Weekly Surveillance Summary of US COVID-19 Activity
COVID-19 Data and Surveillance FAQ
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Guidance Documents
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
Water and Covid-19 Facts
Covid-19 Testing at Laboratories: Questions and Answers
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (CDC)
CDC's Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
Updated 5/5/2020


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