Newsflash: FSA publishes guidance for food businesses on COVID-19

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published guidance to help food businesses in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance has been produced in conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and covers a range of topics including good hygiene practice, managing employee absences and social distancing in specific food business settings including food processing plants. The FSA is keen to ensure that businesses within the food and drink industry know what their responsibilities are and what actions they need to take to maintain safety standards and protect staff during the outbreak. You can read the full guidance here.