Canadian milk is safe to drink. According to both Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, there is no evidence to suggest that food is a source or route of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This virus spreads via human-to-human contact and via human contact with contaminated surfaces which is why it is very important to follow public health recommendations regarding proper hygiene.

In Canada, dairy Farmers already follow a rigid, well-documented set of practices and procedures every single day to ensure the safety of the Canadian milk supply. Milk is pasteurized, tested regularly, and handled and transported with very specific protocols. Consumers can rely on the quality of our milk because there are strict regulations in place and the dairy industry’s mandatory proAction program prescribes robust requirements, particularly with regards to food safety, milk quality, biosecurity and traceability.

These aren’t extraordinary measures: it’s a set of standards Canadian farmers uphold every single day.

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada