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COVID-19

October 19, 2020
Food Supply Chains and COVID-19: Impacts
Food Supply Chains and COVID-19: Impacts

What are the impacts of COVID-19 on the food supply chain?

October 19, 2020
From Crisis to Culture: Moving from COVID Crisis Response to Implementing a “COVID-19 Culture”
From Crisis to Culture: Moving from COVID Crisis Response to Implementing a “COVID-19 Culture”

Our new normal necessitates having a “COVID-19 culture,” akin to the foundation laid by food safety culture principles.

September 18, 2020
China Refuses Imports from Fort Smith and Springfield Poultry Plants in U.S.
China Refuses Imports from Fort Smith and Springfield Poultry Plants in U.S.

For the second time since June, China has suspended imports from a U.S. poultry plant where employees became infected with the coronavirus.

 

September 15, 2020
COVID-19 & Food Safety: The Importance of Research and Extension in Mitigating the Negative Impacts of COVID-19
COVID-19 & Food Safety: The Importance of Research and Extension in Mitigating the Negative Impacts of COVID-19

Research performed and communicated by Extension specialists is key to understanding the relationship between food, food packaging, and SARS-CoV-2.

September 11, 2020
Inspections, Complaints, and Accidents Unveil COVID Safety Violations at Food Companies
Inspections, Complaints, and Accidents Unveil COVID Safety Violations at Food Companies

Citations were issued to food processors, meatpackers, agricultural entities, and retailers.

 

September 1, 2020
COVID-19 Brings the Value of Adaptability into Focus
COVID-19 Brings the Value of Adaptability into Focus

The pandemic has forced companies to adapt their modes of operation and work together at an unprecedented rate.

August 26, 2020
OSHA and FDA Develop Checklist to Protect Food Industry Employees Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
OSHA and FDA Develop Checklist to Protect Food Industry Employees Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

The checklist is useful for persons growing, harvesting, packing, manufacturing, processing, or holding human and animal food regulated by FDA. 

August 18, 2020
NAMI and OSHA Team Up to Fight COVID-19 in Meatpacking and Processing Plants
NAMI and OSHA Team Up to Fight COVID-19 in Meatpacking and Processing Plants

During the 2-year alliance, participants will develop information on recognizing coronavirus transmission risks and best practices for preventing transmission, and on challenges for exposure control in meatpacking and processing facilities. 

July 16, 2020
The 2020 Food Safety Summit Goes 100% Virtual
The 2020 Food Safety Summit Goes 100% Virtual

The Summit will start on Monday, October 19 with an opening session on COVID-19: The New Normal for the Food Industry.

 

July 15, 2020
FDA: Inspections of Small Businesses under the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule to Begin March 2021
FDA: Inspections of Small Businesses under the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule to Begin March 2021

Recognizing the unique situation COVID-19 has created for both industry and regulators, the FDA intends to begin routine inspections of small businesses under the IA rule in March 2021. 

July 14, 2020
FDA Prepares for Resumption of Domestic Inspections with New Risk Assessment System
FDA Prepares for Resumption of Domestic Inspections with New Risk Assessment System

"At this time, we are working toward the goal of restarting on-site inspections during the week of July 20."

July 7, 2020
Covid-19 and Food Safety: Walk the Talk on Protecting Global Public Health
Covid-19 and Food Safety: Walk the Talk on Protecting Global Public Health

The coronavirus pandemic has brought sanitation and good hygiene practices front and center. Can we keep the momentum going?  

July 7, 2020
Implementing a COVID-19 Culture in the “New Normal”
Implementing a COVID-19 Culture in the “New Normal”

The coronavirus pandemic challenges the food industry to identify and implement control strategies and a COVID-19 culture.

June 25, 2020
USDA and FDA Issue Joint Statement Regarding Food Export Restrictions and COVID-19
USDA and FDA Issue Joint Statement Regarding Food Export Restrictions and COVID-19

“There is no evidence that people can contract COVID-19 from food or from food packaging. The U.S. food safety system, overseen by our agencies, is the global leader in ensuring the safety of our food products, including products for export.” 

June 23, 2020
Ep. 74. John Keogh and C.J. Unis: Supply Chains After COVID—Part I
Ep. 74. John Keogh and C.J. Unis: Supply Chains After COVID—Part I

Once again, we're joined by John Keogh and C.J. Unis to discuss COVID-19 and it's future impact on the food industry supply chain. This is Part I.

June 17, 2020
AFFI Responds to Officials Linking COVID-19 to Imported Seafood
AFFI Responds to Officials Linking COVID-19 to Imported Seafood

The U.S. food supply remains among the safest in the world, says AFFI.

June 17, 2020
Resource: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Resource: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Here is OSHA’s guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

June 16, 2020
How Small- and Mid-Size Food Facilities Are Coping with COVID-19
How Small- and Mid-Size Food Facilities Are Coping with COVID-19

Interviews with small and medium-size processors describe the impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses.

June 16, 2020
Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the Meat Industry and Food Safety
Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the Meat Industry and Food Safety

How has the coronavirus pandemic affected the safety of the U.S. meat and poultry supply, and the safety of the thousands of workers in the meat industry?

June 9, 2020
CDC: Washing Food with Bleach Among Unsafe Disinfection Methods on the Rise During Pandemic
CDC: Washing Food with Bleach Among Unsafe Disinfection Methods on the Rise During Pandemic

Despite the unsafe methods used, approximately half of the survey respondents strongly agreed that they knew how to clean and disinfect their home safely.

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