Coronavirus and COVID-19 for Food Manufacturing

Prioritizing food safety and environmental hygiene for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information to support the critical food supply chain while managing coronavirus risks.

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Supporting our customers

  • During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, continuing to provide a safe global food supply is essential. That means continuing to monitor hygiene and sanitation in food manufacturing locations.

    3M is committed to responding to the rapidly changing pandemic outbreak by providing food safety and monitoring supplies to help maintain food manufacturing operations. Our technical experts are available to answer your questions, provide technical support and materials for sanitation and environmental monitoring. As you work to keep food supplies available to the public, we are here to help.


Protecting food processing workers with PPE

  • Food Manufacturing Employee Wearing PPE

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is top of mind. We know you have questions about respirators and other PPE. Find the latest information about how 3M is working to meet demand, plus FAQs and tips on respirator use, shelf life and cleaning.

    Find PPE Information


Proper cleaning and sanitation protocols


ATP testing for cleaning verification
Hygiene monitoring best practices
  • Maintaining a high standard of environmental cleaning and monitoring is core to food safety. Many food processors are taking extra precautions to increase the frequency of cleaning and sanitation in their daily operations and more frequent testing to validate the effectiveness of cleaning. The 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System is used to rapidly verify cleanliness and hygiene of these food and beverage surfaces.

    The 3M Clean-Trace System cannot be used to detect viruses, including coronavirus. Viruses are particles that contain RNA or DNA, but not ATP. The 3M Clean-Trace System does not detect RNA or DNA on surfaces. The absence of ATP does not imply that viruses have been removed from a surface.

    Use the links below to access hygiene monitoring education materials and to learn more about how the 3M Clean-Trace System technology detects ATP to evaluate the effectiveness of your cleaning procedures.

    ATP sample site checklist (PDF, 132 KB)

    3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring System

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates


Buying food safety testing supplies online


Resources and Safety

  • Handwashing at a food manufacturing facility
    COVID-19 guidance from public health sources and industry experts (US version)

    As you work to help keep food supplies available for the public, we have gathered resources to help you. Stay up to date on industry recommendations and find the latest information on general health and safety for COVID-19.

  • Food manufacturing facility
    Guidance for worker health and safety when a positive case of COVID-19 is identified

    Workers on food manufacturing facilities may be at an elevated risk for coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission. Find guidance from the CDC for safe practices for critical infrastructure workers. The FDA has also provided a library of materials to provide practical guidance for how to handle positive cases of COVID-19.

    ECDC Social distancing

    Risk of food being a Covid-19 carrier agent

    Q&A on Covid 19 and the food safety

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