Overview of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) and Food Safety

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Demirhan B. , Demirhan B.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.31, ss.510-512, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 31
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12996/gmj.2020.120
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.510-512


The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been a life-threatening pandemic to many people around the world due to its severe acute respiratory syndrome and high spread rate. There is no evidence so far to support the spread of this disease through food or food packaging. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns in many industries, including the food industry. During the pandemic, it is important to provide requirements such as water and safe food for the survival and health of society. Generally, unsafe foods pose global health risks. Conditions that put food safety and nutrition at risk limit people's capacity to fight diseases. In this review, it is aimed to evaluate the potential risks of the new coronavirus disease to food safety and provide general information about prevention and control methods.