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Standard operating procedures for food processors

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted the food industry to ensure compliance measures to protect food handlers from contracting the virus, prevent exposure to or transmission of COVID-19 and strengthen the food hygiene and sanitation practices.

To keep all workers in the food production and supply chains healthy and safe, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations issued Food Hygiene and Safety for Food Businesses during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic and Guidance on Hygiene and Safety in the Food Retail Sector, respectively.

This publication captures some advisories from these documents, as well as recommends sanitisation equipment for installation and other precautionary measures that organisations must undertake on premises to contain the spread of the virus.