October 2021

The New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre (NZFSSRC) review of Covid-19 and Food Safety has been updated.

This is version 6 of this report, which was first published in March 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequently updated in April, May, July and December 2020. Version 6 reviews information published from December 2020 to the end of September 2021 and consolidates information about the virus under three main headings:

-       What is the latest information on routes of transmission?

-       What is the international consensus on survival rates of SARS-COV-2 in and on food products and packaging?

-       What is international best practice for mitigation options to reduce transfer of Covid-19 from workers to food  products?

The updated literature review can be downloaded from here.