E. Liz Sloan

A. Elizabeth Sloan

It is clear that COVID-19 is not a foodborne disease. However, the coronavirus pandemic has broadened and reprioritized consumers’ food safety concerns. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have worked to reassure consumers that food is safe from coronavirus, but the public’s concern about food safety and the handling of foods is prevailing. On June 24, 2020, the USDA/FDA issued a joint statement regarding food export restriction and COVID-19,…

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A. Elizabeth Sloan, PhD, a member of IFT and contributing editor of Food Technology, is president, Sloan Trends Inc., Escondido, Calif. ([email protected]).

E. Liz Sloan