March 31, 2020
California food supply in safe hands
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is continuing its work to facilitate a safe, healthy food supply during the coronavirus emergency.

There is currently no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food or food packaging.

“Food safety is paramount due to the nutrition provided by California fruits, nuts, vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy products to the health and wellbeing of our citizens,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross.

“We know the importance of keeping supply chains healthy and borders open as currently one in eight individuals is food insecure, with one in five of those being children.”

CDFA is continuing its food inspection work while the agency’s senior leadership is utilizing extensive experience in sanitary practices, preventative controls, and emergency response to work closely with the California Office of Emergency Services, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), sister state agencies, federal partners, county agricultural commissioners, and the agriculture industry to ensure that California’s bounty can be relied upon as a large contributor to the overall food system and supply, according to a statement from the CDFA.
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