Abstract

In the wake of the current COVID-19 a restraint was put on the supply of non-essential items. At the same time, provision of essential food items, health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary and special medical purpose, infant/baby food, animal feed/pet food needs to be ensured. Apart from these items, food delivery services, e-commerce, cold storage and warehousing of food products, fuel such as coal, rice husk, diesel/furnace oil and all raw materials, intermediaries, packaging materials needed to support the above list of products are required to be included in the essential list to ensure uninterrupted functioning of food supply chain. This article describes methods to ensure food safety along with prevention of COVID-19 infection while ensuring food security for all.

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