Webinar: COVID-19, Facts and Fiction for the Food Industry

The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for food and beverage companies.

Friday, March 20 | 12:00 p.m. EDT

COVID-19: Facts and Fiction for the Food Industry


This webinar was hosted on March 20 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Some information may be been updated since its broadcast. Consult CDC, FDA, USDA and EPA for the latest guidance.

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This webinar will summarize the current state of knowledge about the virus, its epidemiology, transmission and control from the perspective of the food supply chain. There are many unknowns and, frankly, false information is rampant. However, there are also scientific facts that can be capitalized upon to help manage the situation from the perspective of food producers, processors, retailers and consumers. The audience should come away with a better understanding of the virus and the ways the food sector might be affected by it and how they can minimize negative consequences in light of an uncertain and evolving situation.


Expert Presenter

Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D.

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Food Science

North Carolina State University

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This webinar has been organized by the Food and Beverage Issues Alliance (FBIA) in partnership with the Consumer Brands Association. In the spirit of inclusivity, Consumer Brands is inviting our CPG trade association partners and their members to join this webinar.

We anticipate significant attendance, so please register so we can ensure enough space is made available.

This webinar is restricted to Food and Beverage Industry Alliance members and ally trade associations. Press and analysts are unable to participate.

Our Coronavirus Updates


The Consumer Brands Association is sharing breaking news, original research, external resources and need-to-know information to keep the industry abreast of the crisis. Here’s the latest from us.