The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Food Safety

Date: 21.05.2020Source: Fi Global Insights

The pandemic has had a major impact on all industries across the globe, and with the food industry being one of the most crucial, any weakness in the supply chain may cause a collapse, endangering the lives of billions.

Join us for our 3-part webinar series focused on the impact the COVID-19 outbreak has had on food supply, consumer trends and food fraud live on May 26th, at 14:00 GMT, 09:00 EDT.

This first webinar will focus on providing essential information on how to implement more effective contingency plans and assist with greater supply chain management efficiency going forward.

We will cover the following points:

As COVID-19 is spreading across the globe, working modules within the food industry require urgent reassessment in order to safeguard production. From ingredients supply, logistics, to safety of the workers, what are the biggest challenges and threats highlighted due to the novel coronavirus outbreak? How are companies coping with these obstacles to ensure food supply remains steady?

Even though research on the threat of virus transmission via food yielded negligible results, food safety may have been impacted in unexpected ways and has remained a top priority for the food industry. This webinar will explore the potential risks that have been highlighted in terms of food safety, key learnings across the food supply chain as a result, as well as where the opportunities lie going forward. We will:

  • Provide a regional overview of the food safety risks highlighted by the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Cover some of the key learnings when it comes to the food supply chain, considering:
  • Crisis management
  • Employee health and safety
  • Supply chain management

Webinar Structure:

  • Introduction
  • Regional perspective on the impact COVID-19 has had on the industry
  • Key learnings that could depict what the future of food supply chain will look like
  • Panel Q & A
  • Summary

Total duration: 60 minutes. For more visit Fi Global Insights

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