There currently exists no evidence that coronavirus is transmitted through food. The virus spreads from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets that people sneeze, exhale or cough.
Although it is not clear how long COVID-19 stays on surfaces, studies suggest that the virus may survive on surfaces for a few hours to up to several days. The duration is dependent on factors like the type of surface and the temperature and humidity of the environment. Basic hygiene precautions must be taken on the farm:
Avoid crowding and maintain social distancing.
Stagger Breaks – not having breaks together.
Basic Introduction training for Covid–19 (symptoms, precautions).
Hand washing is extremely important.
Food workers must wash hands:
before starting work
before and after handling food
after handling waste
after cleaning duties
after using the toilet
after eating, drinking or smoking
after coughing, sneezing or blowing nose
if possible increase the areas of hand washing stations
General workplace guidelines
Personnel Precautions Wash hands often and wear PPE while working.
Vigilance Clean often using appropriate cleaning agents.
Contact Tracing If required, setup the capability to record your customers details.
Positive Environment Optimistic environment helps best practice adherence.
Social Distancing Ensure 6 feet or 2 meter distance between workstations.
Educate Reinforce best practices for personal hygiene and sanitization plans.
Daily Symptom check Monitor staff for symptoms of COVID-19.
Stay up to date Stay current with industry and government updates.
Operational Personnel guidelines
Personal Hygiene Wash hands frequently, wear PPE before entering work areas.
PPE or Uniforms Don fresh set of PPE gear before entering back into work areas.
Symptom check Check for symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath.
Breaks Stagger break timing so social distancing is maintained.
Deliveries Deliveries and dispatches managed in a contact-less fashion.
Stay up to date Stay current with new work guidelines and health announcements.