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Creating a Rapid Response Sanitization Program for Essential Food Businesses


As more is understood about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and transmission, food businesses that are critical to public function are creating new programs to enhance consumer and employee protections. Developing effective programs quickly ensures these manufacturing facilities and retailers are minimizing health risks related to the pandemic. Learn how FoodLogiQ customers are employing these strategies in our E-Book on coronavirus risk mitigation.

One of the most effective weapons against the novel coronavirus appears to be meticulous and regular sanitization and health protocols. During this crisis, it is paramount that facilities in operation understand how to enhance, pivot and deploy sanitization programs in immediate response to shifting guidelines. Execution of a successful new operational program requires seamless internal communication, and needs to be properly documented to ensure transparency and validity to any public-facing assurances.

Friday Round-up (4/3/20): Rising Unemployment, the CARES Act and more COVID-19 Updates


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

The U.S. has benefited from nearly a decade of employment gains following the historic financial crisis of 2008. However, unemployment numbers reported at the end of March 2020 ended this trend, painting a worrisome picture for the workers and industries most acutely impacted by the unfolding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic; According to an update from NPR, the U.S. unemployment rate now stands at 4.4%, with 701,000 jobs lost in March alone - and economists are warning that this may only be the beginning. The restaurant industry in particular continues to feel the full force of economic turns taking place as a result of the coronavirus health crisis.

7 Ways FoodLogiQ Customers are Minimizing Risk During COVID-19

Don't miss FoodLogiQ's upcoming webinar on how to adapt to new priorities in the face of the global COVID-19 crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has initiated unprecedented change in the food supply chain. Health guidance and local policies are shifting daily to suppress virus transmission throughout the United States, leaving food businesses to develop and enforce new operational programs overnight.

Friday Round-up (3/27/20): COVID-19 Stimulus Package and More


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

The United States became the center of the coronavirus pandemic this week, with the most confirmed cases of any country in the world as of March 26th, 2020. To date, it is reported that more than 550,000 people have contracted the virus and at least 26,000 have died worldwide. As the country grapples with the exponential growth of cases in numerous hot spots like New York City, Detroit and New Orleans, food businesses continue to coordinate with local health departments to safeguard the public. Businesses across the industry are pivoting to implement COVID-19 rapid response programs and communications plans.

Friday Round-up (3/20/20): COVID-19 Impacts on the Food Industry


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

The United States population is bracing for escalated virus suppression mandates as Illinois and California Governors order statewide lockdowns, and New York continues to put stronger emergency measures in place. Italy announced today a record death toll of 627, adding to growing numbers across the globe. To date, it is reported that more than 270,000 people have become ill, and as of Friday (3/20), at least 11,000 have died worldwide.