COVID-19: Information for food industry

Dear members

We’re here to answer your questions on COVID-19 – as it relates to food safety - and get the latest information to you as quickly as possible. The Centre is working together with the government and our research agencies to glean the best advice from local and international experts on how to stop the infection spreading and keep the food supply chain moving. Stay safe everyone.

Dr Catherine McLeod, Director.


Technical Guidance

  • No evidence of foodborne transmission of COVID-19, click here to view article. (updated 01 Oct 2021)
  • Clinical testing for COVID-19 – the current state of laboratory tests and recommendations within the context of New Zealand’s pandemic response, click here to view article.
  • Effectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE) in reducing COVID-19 transmission to and from people, fomites and food, click here to view article. (updated 10 September 2020)
  • Poster: Personal Protection Measures Against COVID-19 for Workers in the Food Industry, click here to view.


Useful websites on COVID-19 and food safety (updated 20 October 2021)

  • Useful Websites on COVID-19 and food safety 


Enquiry regarding COVID-19

Click here to ask questions regarding COVID-19