COVID-19

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

State Response

COVID Resources by State
AFDO Coronavirus State Resource
Resource  Organization  Date
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Indiana State Department of Health  March 30, 2020
Addressing COVID-19 Impacts, Bulletins
and Guidance


Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources 
Business and Organization Guidance

Illinois Department of Health 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alabama Department of Public Health
March, 27, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Connecticut Department of Health  March 30, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Montana Department of Public Health
and Human Services


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Rhode Island Department of Health 

March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Utah Department of Health 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Wyoming Department of Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
for Food Handlers

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture


March 16, 2020
COVID - 19 Arkansas Department of Health 

March 27, 2020
COVID  - 19 

Georgia Department of Agriculture 
COVID - 19 

Mississippi Department of Agriculture
and Commerce


COVID - 19

New Jersey Department of Health


COVID - 19 

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 
COVID - 19

Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer
Protection


COVID - 19 Emergency Information Center  Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
COVID-19 Food and Agriculture 

Minnesota Department of Agriculture 
COVID-19 Food and Agriculture

New Hampshire Department of
Agriculture, Markets, and Food


COVID-19 Food Establishment Guidance 
- Food Establishments

Illinois Department of Health  
COVID-19 Food Establishment Guidance 
- Food Service

Illinois Department of Health 
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) for Retail Food Establishments
 

Arkansas Department of Health  March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Food Safety 
Maryland Department of Health

March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Food Safety Resources
North Carolina State University Extension
COVID-19 and Food and Agriculture 

Minnesota Department of Agriculture 

COVID-19 Guidance for Food and
Lodging Businesses

Vermont Department of Health March 30, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance for Food Pantries
and Homeless Shelters


Rhode Island Department of Health 
March 17, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants
and Food Service

Multnomah County, Oregon March 23, 2020
COVID - 19 Information  New Mexico Environment Department
COVID-19 Information  Wyoming 
COVID-2019 Information about
Restaurants: March 19, 2020 

Louisiana Department of Health 
COVID-19 Other Guidance 

New Hampshire Department of
Agriculture, Markets, and Food



COVID-19 Updates  Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation


COVID-19 Resources

Maryland Department of Health 
COVID-19 Resource Center Kansas Department of Agriculture 

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Restaurant and Bar Guidance


Oklahoma State Department of Health



Environmental Health Services

Virginia Department of Health 
Executive Order for Restaurants and Bars
Questions and Answers

Maine Department of Health and Human Services  March 23, 2020
Food Establishment Coronavirus
Recommendations_as of 3.18.2020

North Dakota  March 18, 2020
Food Recalls and Safety Alerts in Washington

Washington State Department of Health

March 20, 2020
Food Worker and Establishment Guidance on
COVID-19

Washington Department of Health 
Guidance Documents: Coronavirus Disease 2019
(COVID-19)

California Department of Public Health  March 26, 2020

Guidance During the COVID-19 Disaster 


Texas Health and Human Services March 24, 2020
Guidance for grocery stores to minimize
the spread of COVID-19

King County, Washington


Information on the Outbreak of COVID-19

Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment



Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection
of Food Manufacturing Facilities or Food Retail Stores
for COVID-19

New York State
Department of Health
March 25, 2020

Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of
Food Manufacturing Facilities and/or Retail Food
Stores for COVID-19

State of Maine   
Letter to Georgia Food Safety Partners  Georgia Department of Agriculture 

Lodging Establishment Coronavirus
Recommendations_ as of 03.18.2020

North Dakota Department of Agriculture  March 18, 2020
Materials and Resources for Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response


Minnesota Department of Health 
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Iowa Dept. of Inspections and Appeals


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


New York Department of Agriculture
and Markets


Preventing The Spread of COVID-19: Guidance
For Food Establishments

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Protect your Workforce from Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Rhode Island Department of Health  March 18, 2020
Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Texas State Health and Human Services


Retail Food Service Establishments & COVID-19

South Carolina Department of
Health and Environmental Control


Statewide Public Order #3 Wyoming

Statewide Public Health Order 

Wyoming 
Statewide Public Health Order Wyoming

Stay Home, Stay Safe 

Michigan Department of Agriculture
and Rural Development

 
Tribal Resources - COVID - 19

Montana Department of Public Health
and Human Services


Update to Guidance for Grocery Stores and
Markets for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Rhode Island Department of Health  March 22, 2020
Virus Control In Eating Establishments Maine Department of Health and Human Services 

March 23, 2020
Virus Control In the Hotel Industry  Maine Department of Health and Human Services 

March 23, 2020
Washington - COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
DISEASE) INFORMATION

Washington State Department of Agriculture 
What You Need to Know Now About COVID-19 in Florida

Florida Department of Health  March 31, 2020
What You Need to Know New York State Department of Health 

March 31, 2020
Updated 5/5/2020

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