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FSA issues advice on safety standards & protecting staff

Guidance covering a range of areas – including good hygiene practice, management of employee sickness and social distancing for specific food business settings – has been published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in NI to help businesses continue operating throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

FSA has said it is very unlikely people will catch Covid-19 from food, with the coronavirus a respiratory illness and not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging.

The Agency is working with the food industry to ensure businesses know what their responsibilities are and what actions they need to take to maintain safety standards and protect staff during the outbreak.

Links relating to guidance to assist food businesses in responding to the Covid-19 outbreak include:

https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/fsa-publishes-guidance-for-food-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

Food business guidance:
https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/coronavirus-food-business-guidance

Guidance to manage social distancing in food businesses:
https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/coronavirus-how-manage-social-distancing-food-businesses

Guidance for takeaways and food delivery businesses:
https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/food-safety-for-food-delivery

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