Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has developed an information hub for food businesses. Key points:
- There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food
- Maintaining good hygiene practices is recommended
- Anyone with suspected symptoms of respiratory illness should avoid preparing food for other people
- Businesses need to follow any social distancing requirements requested by the government
Tuckshops should be vigilant in ensuring staff have been appropriately trained in food safety and are following appropriate procedures. Contact the QAST team if you have any food safety related questions.
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