In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced several steps to maintain the safe supply of food while adjusting the regulatory burden on food manufacturers. The FDA also announced that there is no evidence of transmission of the virus via food or packaging and stated that food manufacturers would not be required to hold or recall product if they have an infected employee.

In this update, we provide a summary of recent FDA actions, discuss the need to reassess food safety plans and preventive controls to address the impact of COVID-19, and offer guidance on how food manufacturers can ensure they remain compliant and protect workers and consumers during the pandemic. Read the full article