METROFOOD-RI on COVID-19
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, and outbreak investigations are ongoing.
There is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the virus. The virus is spreading from person to person – mainly via respiratory droplets that people sneeze, cough, or exhale.
Food represents a fundamental part of our life and wellbeing; it is essential to keep our food healthy and safe. Good practices must be followed during food production, distribution, retail, handling, storage and preparation, and potential contaminations or cross-contaminations must be avoided, in order to maintain nutritional and quality properties and ensure food safety.
In the next pages you can find an organised and continuously updated collection on the official information, research findings, risk assessment and monitoring results related to food & COVID-19, with reference to the whole food chain, from primary production to final consumption. The info-collection is organised in two sections, specifically addressed to different user categories: Research, Inspection & Control and Production & Consumption.