FSIS implements mask policy to protect inspectors

August 12, 2021

On August 4, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced that to further protect their inspection program personnel (IPP) from the highly contagious Delta variant, they expect regulated establishments in areas of “substantial” or …

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Talking vaccines: Best practices for communications

March 4, 2021

President Biden this week announced that enough COVID-19 vaccines will be available for all U.S. adults by the end of May. The FDA approvals, varied distribution protocols by state and rollout of the coronavirus vaccine …

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UEP calls for ag, food workers to be vaccine priority

December 10, 2020

UEP and other agricultural and food industry groups joined together to call on the Trump administration, the Biden transition team and the nation’s governors to prioritize food and agricultural workers in making COVID-19 vaccines available. …

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Michigan mandates plant COVID-19 testing

August 6, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing employees. The order requires workplace safety measures in meat and poultry processing plans …

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Employee communication is essential

June 11, 2020

For farm and food production employers and employees, the challenges of the pandemic continue. Keeping teams engaged that are concerned about their own health, and the health of their loved ones, while they also are …

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