Diseases that are zoonotic, spreading between animals and humans, are riddled throughout history. Aids, Ebola, SARS, and the eradicated Smallpox are just a few examples. And as of a few months ago, we can add another dangerous player to this list: Coronavirus.
This virus that quickly swept the world is thought to have originated in Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan China. With animals stacked in cages, entrails splattered on surfaces, and just a general lack of sanitation, a new animal virus could have easily originated here. This connection doesn’t just put these markets under fire but brings food safety in general into the spotlight. During these precocious times, you want to make sure your business is preventing, not adding to the problem. The best way to do this is to ensure that you are following all the FDA regulations for Food Safety. This is where FSMA comes in.