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Below you can find useful training tools as well as templates/documentation for controlling the spread of COVID-19 in food facilities. We will continue to provide updates to these resources as the situation changes and new information becomes available.


Training Videos for Food Processing Employees (English & Spanish)

COVID-19 Information for Food Industry Workers

Capatcion del COVID-19 para la Industria AlimentariaCOVID-19 Training for Food Processing FacilitiesIFS@CU and Cornell Cooperative Extension | Posted on June 16, 2020.


Educational Videos on COVID-19 (English & Spanish)

COVID-19 Information for Food Industry Workers

Que es COVID-19?What is COVID-19?IFS@CU and Cornell Cooperative Extension | Posted on May 23, 2020.


Food Facility Strategy Checklist (English & Spanish)

This document outlines a draft checklist on COVID-19 risk management strategy implementation for food companies. Possible measures to be implemented are organized following the “TOP” principle – Technical/ Organizational/ Personnel. This is a guide only and any given company is strongly encouraged to modify this to fit their situation and circumstances.

This is a work in progress; please contact Louise Felker with feedback and suggestions for corrections. We will post updated versions as we further improve this document.


Frequently Touched Surfaces Checklist (English & Spanish)


Decision Trees (English & Spanish)


Symptoms Checklist (English & Spanish)


Standard Operating Procedures


Social Distancing Verification Spreadsheet


If you have specific questions around ingredients, cleaning/sanitation chemicals and procedures, personnel practices, or other food safety, supply, and distribution changes due to the impact of COVID-19, reach out to our experts:

Our team can also provide process authority services in case you need to change processes and/or formulations due to COVID-19 related challenges. For more information visit the Cornell Food Venture Center and for dairy-related process authority services contact Rob Ralyea (rdr10@cornell.edu).