Comprehensive COVID-19 response
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:
As a social enterprise, Eat My Lunch continuously tries to find ways to improve its operations to keep the costs as low as possible. The team identified digitisation of the paper forms needed for production and quality management as an opportunity to improve process efficiencies and reduce production costs.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently developing additional recordkeeping requirements for businesses along the supply chain to enhance the traceability of potentially contaminated food products. These practices shall intensify the tracking and tracing of certain foods to ensure fast and effective traceability processes in case of potential recalls. The FDA aims to foster the rapid and effective identification of the contaminated foods’ recipients to mitigate or prevent foodborne illness outbreaks or serious adverse health consequences for consumers.