Coronavirus

COVID-19 Industry Resources

Latest Resources

It’s never been more important to have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips, as companies and consumers alike face the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Consumer Brands is committed to keeping the industry abreast of the latest guidance, opportunities and thought leadership during this tumultuous time.

Guidance

The Food Beverage Issues Alliance, of which Consumer Brands is a member, has released guidance documents and best practices for food production facilities, distributors and wholesalers detailing a consistent approach to maintaining employee and product safety during the pandemic.

Several agencies are also providing real-time resources for manufacturers, including CDC and OSHAFDA and USDA’s FSIS.

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Emergency Prevention Measures for Physical (Social) Distancing in Food Manufacturing Facilities as Related to COVID-19

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Food Industry Recommended Protocols When Employee or Customer Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Screening Food Industry Employees for COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure

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Proper Usage of Face Masks

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COVID-19 Test Method Factsheet

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Covid-19 Employee Symptoms/Testing Status-Based Decision Tool For Food Facilities

Member Exchanges

Consumer Brands hosts several peer-to-peer exchange calls and forums for its members to share information and insights. To participate, contact [email protected].

Special Topic Exchange

Consumer Brands hosts a special topic exchange every Thursday, during which regulatory affairs members discuss how their companies are protecting their employees, preventing the spread of the virus, preparing for or handling supply chain disruptions as a result of COVID-19 and managing and mitigating other business risks.

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Regulatory Affairs Report

Consumer Brands creates and distributes a tri-weekly COVID-19 regulatory affairs report, which contains the most recent information regarding COVID-19 for regulatory affairs professionals.

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Webinars

Listen to on-demand expert insights by downloading recordings of Consumer Brands webinars.

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Brookings Institution Supply Chain Webinar

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Webinar: Learnings from Past Crises and Countries that Came First

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How Coronavirus is Affecting the U.S. Supply Chain

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find guidance for how to approach employees? 

The CDC offers strategies for employers and considerations for outbreak response plans. OSHA’s coronavirus page links to guidance on identifying sources of exposure and how to prevent worker spread, among other worker- and facility-focused information.

Have any products been approved to disinfect against the virus?

The EPA published a list of antimicrobial products that have been registered for use against coronavirus. To see the full list, visit the EPA website.

Where can I find up-to-date information about the virus’ spread?

Johns Hopkins University is maintaining a real-time tracker of worldwide cases of the virus. To see more, visit their interactive site.

Where can I find reliable information about the virus itself?

The CDC has published a page on their website to answer common questions about what the virus is, how it spreads, how consumers can protect themselves and more.

What is the best source for real-time information about the virus?

Visit the CDC website for more general coronavirus information, including where cases are in the U.S. and risk assessments.

How can my business help during this health crisis?

FEMA’s Industry Liaison Program (ILP) establishes strategic relationships with suppliers and stakeholders for partnerships during disaster recovery efforts. To get involved, visit the FEMA website.

Coronavirus Information Center

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