FDA: 4 Steps to Food Safety

April 3, 2020

AUTHORITY: U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture, via FoodSafety.gov, managed by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

DATE PRODUCED: Last reviewed April 12, 2019

TYPE: Info Sheet


  • How do I manage to keep food safe for providing meals and other basic needs?

SHORT DESCRIPTION: Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects. For that reason, it is critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill.