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COVID and Food Safety

By |April 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

There have been concerns that COVID-19 can be spread through food. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, “scientists and food safety authorities across the world are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. There is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the virus.” This message is also reinforced by the BC Centre for Disease Control. They do stress the importance of practicing the usual good food safety hygiene practices during food handling and preparation. Such practices include: Washing hands Washing fruits and vegetables Cooking foods to safe temperatures, Avoiding cross-contamination of [...]

Food Secure Columbia Valley Victory Gardens

By |April 13th, 2020|

Digging into the past to plant the future As the food dwindles on grocery store shelves, we as individuals are beginning to realize more and more the importance of a resilient food system. You may be wondering, where is our food coming from, and will we be able to purchase the foods we need in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Will there be a disruption to our food supply? Can we grow enough food? Over 100 years ago, during WWI, again during the Great Depression and not many years later, during WWII, people were asking the same questions. [...]

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