The U.S. food industry is struggling to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meat and poultry sector continue to be at the forefront of this emerging issue; as of May 26, 2020, there were reportedly more than 11,000 cases reported in 115 USDA-regulated plants located across 19 states. Facilities have been temporarily closed to address sanitation and personnel policies, creating marketing shortages that resulted in the enactment of the Defense Production Act (DPA).
This webinar originally occurred on May 27; during the event on July 14, Trish Wester will review aspects discussed during the first event, along with critical industry updates that have occurred over the past month.
CDC and WHO Guidance, this webinar will provide practical tips on best practices to mitigate workplace exposure based on what is currently known about the COVID-19 virus. The use of “social distancing” as the primary mode of mitigation has proven to be particularly difficult to implement in a food production setting but there are steps that can be taken. Other areas to be discussed include updated cleaning and sanitation practices, and measures to ensure your facility is better prepared for the duration of this pandemic.
A Q&A session will follow the presentation. You can also reach out to the presenter at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have. Please use the phrase “Is Your Plant COVID-19 Safe Webinar” in the email subject line.
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