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FDA, USDA release joint statement on food safety and exports pertaining to COVID-19

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WASHINGTON — On June 24, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, issued the following statement regarding food export restrictions pertaining to COVID-19:

“The United States understands the concerns of consumers here domestically and around the world who want to know that producers, processors and regulators are taking every necessary precaution to prioritize food safety especially during these challenging times. However, efforts by some countries to restrict global food exports related to COVID-19 transmission are not consistent with the known science of transmission.”

“There is no evidence. . .

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