Weekly News – May 4, 2020

The Battle for Consumer Packaged Goods Sales

According to Prepared Foods, many consumer packaged goods companies have seen a positive outcome from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Emerging data suggest that smaller companies continue to gain so far post-COVID, with those present in stock-up categories benefitting most. Large manufacturers are not necessarily seeing a gain yet.”

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Digital Transformation and the Workforce in a Post-COVID-19 World

In order to accommodate deadlines for the food industry, manufacturers have had to make changes within their facilities in order to keep the employees safe. Changes include limiting the amount of staff to keep social distancing protocols, encouraging work from home if capable, allowing multiple breaks to clean and sanitize, and adding temperature testing before entering to see if they are fit to work.

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What Food and Beverage Processors Need to Know About a Disaster Recovery Plan

According to Food Engineering, “food and beverage processors are good at writing and executing detailed action plans for all sorts of topics–food safety, preventative controls, food defense, and emergency preparedness. With the last subject on everyone’s minds these days, experts suggest manufacturers draw on the momentum from their COVID-19 response to fortify planning for whatever comes next.

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