Against the backdrop of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) teamed up with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) yesterday to produce a detailed food safety checklist for the benefit of the food service industry. The checklist, which covers all aspects of food operations from growing and harvesting to processing and holding, is an expansive compilation of existing regulations from the two federal agencies coupled with Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines rather than the publication of a specific new guidance. In addition, the checklist is not limited in scope to only the food service process, but also includes critical information and guidance on such COVID-specific issues as employee health checks, social distancing requirements and workplace configuration recommendations as well as an array of other more general sanitation and food safety protections with which employers should be familiar. You may want to print out a copy of this quick reference guide and keep it handy. It could be especially helpful for “ghost kitchens” and/or CMLs.