August 25, 2020

COVID-19 Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist Now Available

To assist the food industry as it navigates changes to operations related to COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have developed an “Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist for Human and Animal Food Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” 

The checklist is designed to serve as a quick reference when assessing employee health, social distancing and food safety within the workplace. Pulling from existing guidance provided by the FDA, OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the checklist is divided into two distinct sections. The first section focuses on employee health, screening and operation configuration for social distancing, while the second section highlights food safety requirements that can help assess the potential impact of COVID-19-related operational changes on food safety practices.


For additional information, visit FDA’s Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist website.