January 2021

New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre (NZFSSRC) has released an updated version of its COVID-19 food safety review report. The report was first published in March 2020 and updated in mid-April (version 2), mid-May (version 3), July (version 4) and December 2020 (version 5). 

Key findings in this update remain the same: there is still no evidence for foodborne transmission of COVID-19 and the best practice for reducing the risk of contamination of food products or packaging continues to be managing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection amongst workers.

The updated literature review can be downloaded from here.