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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)


COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures


Visit our Food Industry Resources page for links with more information.

Visit our Food Industry FAQs page for more information for the food industry.

Visit our NYS Laws & Regulations page for current information on regulatory requirements.

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).