The spread of COVID-19 has led to questions for the food industry regarding the food supply chain, FDA’s role in protecting it, and changes to FDA operational procedures during the public health emergency. In response, FDA held a teleconference on March 18 for food industry stakeholders in which the agency addressed several current questions.
In summary, it is important for the Food Industry to take additional steps now in order to mitigate their risk of suffering negative impacts from the coronavirus. For more information about recommended steps, please contact your Foley relationship partner. For additional web-based resources available to assist you in monitoring the spread of the coronavirus on a global basis, you may wish to visit the CDC and the World Health Organization.
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