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Concerns About COVID-19 Being Addressed by Government, Businesses
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an emergency temporary standard that increases protections for private sector workers, while companies like Tyson make strides in providing safer, healthier environments.
November 5, 2021
FDA & CDC: No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
FDA and CDC continue to underscore that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging associated with or as a likely source of viral transmission of COVID-19.
February 18, 2021
Meat and Poultry Workers’ COVID-19 Rates Drop Sharply
New data shows the sector’s workers are far less likely to contract the disease than members of the general public.
February 4, 2021
CDC Gives Meat and Poultry Workers High Priority for COVID-19 Vaccination
Following letters and appeals from the Meat Institute and other food industry groups, the CDC moves food industry workers closer to the top of the list.
December 22, 2020
Keto is the Magic Word for 2021, Along With More Spice and Low-Alcohol Content Drinks
Findings reflect five key shifts in consumer shopping behavior and food attitudes for the year ahead.
December 11, 2020
North American Meat Institute Wants Vaccine High-priority Status for Workers
The institute is asking for essential meat and poultry workers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations after healthcare workers.
December 5, 2020
OSHA, North American Meat Institute Form Alliance to Keep Workers Safe
During the two-year alliance, participants will develop information on recognizing coronavirus transmission risks and the best practices for preventing its transmission.
August 18, 2020
Plant Services and Supplies
Industrial Air Purification System for Pathogen Disinfection
Ship & Shore Environmental's Korozon System is innovated to bring peace of mind back to the public amidst the rise of COVID-19 cases.
July 30, 2020
Flowers Foods Temporarily Closes Bakery Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Producer of Nature's Own, Wonder, Tastykake, Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery foods shuts down production at facility because of increase in the number of cases at the site.
July 9, 2020
Leuze Jumps on ‘Alternating Quarantine’ Concept to Keep Business on Track
The sensor supplier is defying recession forecasts by keeping its workers on a rotating shift model, keeping them socially distanced and avoiding Kurzarbeit, Germany’s short-term work program.
June 8, 2020
Tyson Foods Shuts Pork Plant due to COVID-19
Facility has temporarily closed despite President Trump’s order to keep slaughterhouses open to protect country’s food supply.
May 31, 2020
Software Safely Manages Potentially Virus-Carrying Packaging
Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
As the apparel retail industry opens its doors, phased re-openings hinge on a safe shopping environment. Inventory Quarantine software from Checkpoint ensures incoming inventory rests long enough to negate virus transmission on packaging.
May 29, 2020
Perdue Farms Shares CDC Report After Virginia Facility Tours
CDC recommends installing pump-free hand sanitizers, touchless timeclocks, airflow studies, and continuing virus safety measures already in place.
May 29, 2020
New Guidance on Voluntary Reporting of Temporary Closures During Pandemic
In many cases, FDA may not be aware that firms are temporarily closed or need to close as a result of the pandemic.
May 28, 2020
Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems to Host Virtual Exhibit Hall
BW Packaging Systems
Online showcase brings a complete packaging equipment experience directly to customers.
May 27, 2020
FDA announces latest actions taken in response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic
Documents detail personal protective equipment recommendations and flexibility in labeling requirements.
May 26, 2020
PepsiCo Working around Shortages
Company introduces direct-to-consumer service to deliver products and meet increased demand during pandemic.
May 9, 2020
CBA Announces Critical Infrastructure Supply Chain Council
Unites industry groups to address short- and long-term supply chain weaknesses amid coronavirus crisis
May 7, 2020
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