Industry news 9/24/20

September 24, 2020

Experts affirm that coronavirus is ‘highly unlikely’ to be food risk,” from Food Safety News.

Farming and agriculture were already among the top-rated industries before 2020, but have now moved to No. 1 with a 69% positive rating according to Gallup's annual analysis of U.S. business sectors in “Consumers Give Food, Grocery Industries Top Scores,” published in Retail Leader.

The demand for egg cartons is forecast to continue increasing in “Pandemic Drives Egg Carton Demand,” in Food Processing

Walmart announced it will focus on soil health, animal welfare and responsible use of antibiotics in “Grazing Toward a Sustainable Beef Supply Chain.” Walmart, including Sam’s Club, will use metrics developed with The Nature Conservancy to assess its progress toward this 2020 commitment.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will hold a webinar, Food Safety: Consumer Outreach and Education Today and for the Future, from 12 to 4 pm ET on October 6. Participants must register online to attend and can indicate if they would like to speak at the meeting.

Defend your Flock: Controlling Salmonella in Commercial Poultry through Biosecurity,” is a free webinar hosted by USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at 2:30 pm ET on October 5.  Learn pro tips from USDA APHIS vets and industry experts.

Eggs, much more than the perfect protein” is the theme of World Egg Day, celebrated on October 9. Click here for World Egg Day celebration ideas, an industry information pack and social media posts.