Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Food Safety

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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


Rob Kooijmans
Food Strategy Institute
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Martin D'Agostino
Head of Virology
Campden BRI
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John Keogh
Founder & Managing Principal
Shantalla Inc.
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