We are all concerned about COVID-19 and it's impact on our daily lives. This is especially true when it comes to food and the safety of our food supply. There were a lot of headlines about the Smithfield hog processing plant in Sioux Falls that shut down for at least 2 weeks because a number of employees came down with COVID-19. The plant was shut down not because consumers could get COVID-19 from the pork but for safety concerns of employees.

There is a lot of information on thousands of websites about COVID-19. Some of it is true, much of it is not. Some of it is scam artists trying to sell you something or they have an agenda to advance. If you would like science based information on COVID-19 and food safety, the University of Minnesota Extension Service has posted a webinar called: Food Safety and COVID-19: What We Know.

Thank you to Claire LaCanne Extension Educator in Rice and Steele County for her newsletter that had information on this very timely topic. Here is the webinar: