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How do I keep my customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A: Currently there is no evidence to support that COVID-19 is spread through food and food packaging. However, follow these general guidelines provided by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to keep everyone safe.  Safety and Health Do not  make, sell or store cottage food in your home if anyone in the household is sick. Follow the good food safety practices of proper hand hygiene, preventing bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food, and regular cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and surfaces. See the COVID-19-related  Cottage Food Producer Guidance  for more information. The MDA is regularly updating its  COVID-19 guidance  web page , so check the page often. Continue to follow the Governor’s Executive Orders and the personal safety measures recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health.  S elling Food Cottage food producers  can  continue to make and sell cottage food products. Follow all of the restrictions under the law; see more on the  MDA Cott