The Summit will start on Monday, October 19 with an opening session on COVID-19: The New Normal for the Food Industry.
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.
"At this time, we are working toward the goal of restarting on-site inspections during the week of July 20."
The coronavirus pandemic has brought sanitation and good hygiene practices front and center. Can we keep the momentum going?
The coronavirus pandemic challenges the food industry to identify and implement control strategies and a COVID-19 culture.
“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.”
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.
The U.S. food supply remains among the safest in the world, says AFFI.
Here is OSHA’s guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).
Interviews with small and medium-size processors describe the impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses.
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?
Despite the unsafe methods used, approximately half of the survey respondents strongly agreed that they knew how to clean and disinfect their home safely.
As FDA prepares to release the long-awaited New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint, the agency announces that several changes have been made in light of lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The goal is to provide regulatory flexibility, where appropriate, to help minimize the impact of supply chain disruptions on product availability associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing, food safety, and reopening guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Interim Guidance from CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Here are resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The recommendations address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), cloth face coverings, disinfectants, and sanitation supplies in the food and agriculture industry in order to help maintain employee safety, continuity of the food supply, food safety, and employee/consumer confidence.
The document serves as a guide to help each industry operate safely as all 50 states have begun at least partially relaxing stay-at-home orders and allowing some businesses to reopen.
The USDA and FDA announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help prevent interruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities, including fruit and vegetable processing.