Browsing All posts tagged under »COVID-19«

Adventures in toilet paper shopping

April 21, 2020 by

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Here we go. Experts don’t want us to do into grocery stores. “Careless customers” are “probably the biggest threat” to workers right now, according to Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers’ union. The union said 85% of its grocery store member workers reported that customers are not practicing social distancing in […]

Whole Foods worker dies of COVID-19

April 17, 2020 by

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A worker at the Whole Foods in Swampscott [MA] has died of COVID-19, the company confirmed Friday. The employee, who was not identified by the company in a statement, died on Wednesday. “Our hearts are with his loved ones during this incredibly difficult time, and with his fellow Team Members at our Swampscott, Massachusetts store,” […]

How Is the Coronavirus Affecting Food Safety, Oversight, and Supplies?

April 6, 2020 by

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Recently enacted federal legislation boosts resources to protect public during the pandemic. By: Karin Hoelzer As the novel coronavirus continues to spread and governments at all levels encourage—or require—people to stay home to limit infections, Americans are stocking up on food to tide themselves over. Is that food safe, and what is being done to […]

Spitting on food in a grocery store is not cool and could be deadly

April 5, 2020 by

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By Asher Klein ‘Customers Took Him Down’: Man Coughed, Spit on Produce at Mass. Stop & Shop, Witness Says. While Kingston police have no information indicating the man accused of coughing, spitting and getting into a fight at the store has the coronavirus, they said he was taken to a hospital for evaluation. A man […]

Good food news in the Corona Virus stay at home Era

April 4, 2020 by

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There is good food news out there. Supermarkets are restocking. There may be limits on certain items and you know what I am talking about, but you can pretty much get what you want to buy here in New England. Since I couldn’t get food delivery and needed certain fresh items I gingerly ventured out […]

Is Food Delivery Safe?

March 30, 2020 by

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I have been watching and adhering to the protocols of my state with regards to the  COVID-19 pandemic.  I stay home and when I do go out avoid crowds, wear gloves and a mask and get in and out of open stores as quickly as possible. I am happy to report that I was able […]

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020 by

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Information from the Food and Drug Administration: Q:  Is the U.S. food supply safe? Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus […]