Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Print this page Email this page Users Online: 558
 
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Ahead of Print

Ensuring food safety in the ongoing coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic


1 Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava,
Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) - Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpaet District - 603108, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_164_20

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted all sectors and like all the sectors, even the food industry is finding it tough to cope up with the challenges linked to the novel viral infection. The available evidence suggests that it is highly unlikely for people to acquire infection from food items or packaged foods, and despite the isolation of the genetic material from the stool samples of infected patients, no reports have surfaced suggesting fecal-oral transmission. In these difficult times, it is expected that the food industry should ensure maintenance of good hygiene practices, adequate water supply-sanitation-hygiene facilities, demarcation of processing areas, promotion of personal hygiene, and ensuring safe storage, distribution and transport of food commodities. In conclusion, in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, it is very essential that the integrity of the food chain is maintained and all measures are taken in food industries to prevent the exposure as well as the possibility of transmission of virus.


Print this article
Search
 Back
 
  Search Pubmed for
 
    -  Shrivastava SR
    -  Shrivastava PS
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed201    
    PDF Downloaded5    

Recommend this journal