COVID-19 Hit U.S. Meat, Poultry Plant Workers Hard in April, May: U.S. Report

The coronavirus outbreak took a heavy toll on workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing facilities, with more than 17,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 100 deaths in April and May, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Tuesday.

Protecting Seafood Processing Workers from COVID-19

CDC’s Critical Infrastructure Guidance advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic, they have not had a positive test result for COVID-19, and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

CDC Releases Guidance for Reopening Restaurants

As restaurants and bars resume operations in some areas of the United States, CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which operators can protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19.

GSA Statement on FDA & CDC Announcement: Outbreak Investigation of Illnesses Caused by E. coli O157:H7 and Associated with Salinas Grown Romaine Products

It is unacceptable for any consumer to suffer with this illness. While many have worked hard to make needed food safety improvements, it is starkly obvious that we must do more.

CDC Warns of Salmonella From Cheese in the US, Mexico

August 23, 2019 Tauren Dyson, UPI

The strain of salmonella could have been started by U.S.-bred beef and Mexico-manufactured soft cheese. This could mean the infection is present in both countries.