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FDA FAQs: Food Safety & COVID-19


9/15/2020: OSHA COVID-19 Guidance on the use of Cloth Face Coverings While Working Indoors in Hot and Humid Conditions

JULY 2020

7/22/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: Virginia Passes First-In-Nation Workplace Protection Requirements

7/13/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: FDA Prepares to Resume Domestic Inspections

JUNE 2020

6/24/2020: Food Industry Vaccine Letter to President Trump

6/17/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: CDC Issues Testing Strategy for COVID-19 in High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces after a COVID-19 Case is Identified

6/9/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: Employers Should Consider Whether to Compensate Employees for Testing

6/5/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: Agriculture Workers and Employers Guidance; Meat and Poultry Facility Assessments Toolkit; Retail Food Establishment Checklist

MAY 2020

5/28/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Guidance on Voluntary Reporting of Temporary
Closures or Significantly Reduced Production by a Human Food Establishment and
Requesting FDA Assistance During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

5/26/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Guidance on Temporary Flexibility Policy Regarding Certain Labeling Requirements for Foods for Humans During COVID-19 Pandemic

5/22/2020: FDA Extends Application Period for Voluntary Qualified Importer Program to July 31

5/21/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: President Trump Issues Executive Order Authorizing Agencies to Provide Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery in Response to COVID-19

5/20/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: FDA and USDA Issue Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Potential Use of the Defense Production Act with Regard to FDA-Regulated Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

5/20/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: OSHA requires all employers to investigate whether COVID-19 infections are “work-related”

5/19/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: CDC and OSHA Release Interim Guidance for Manufacturing Workers and Employers

5/14/2020: FDA: California Issues Industry Guidance for Facilities that Process or Pack Meat, Dairy, and Produce

5/14/2020: FDA: Use of Thermal Imaging Systems During COVID-19

5/13/2020: Hogan Lovells: COVID-19 Update: FDA Provides Update on Inspection Plans

5/12/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Issues Reopening Guidance for Retail Food Establishments that Closed in Response to COVID-19

5/07/2020: Hogan Lovells: Secretary Perdue Issues Letters to Governors and Industry Addressing Continuity of Meat and Poultry Processing Operations

5/04/2020: Covington Outline: Select Government COVID-19 Responses in the US (password: @COVID-19ResponseTeam!)

APRIL 2020

4/28/2020: Hogan Lovells Webinar: COVID-19 And Employment Liability Considerations For Food And Beverage Companies

4/27/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Issues Guidance for Food and Agriculture Sector Businesses on the Use of Masks and What to Do if a Worker is Exposed to or Tests Positive for COVID-19

4/27/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Issues Guidance for Food and Agriculture Sector Businesses on the Use of Masks and What to Do if a Worker is Exposed to or Tests Positive for COVID-19

4/27/2020: Hogan Lovells: CDC and OSHA Release Interim Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers

Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

4/21/2020: Hogan Lovells: OSHA Recommendations Regarding Facemask Use in the Workplace

4/21/2020: Hogan Lovells: CISA Updates Critical Infrastructure Workers Guidance to Provide Additional Recommendations for Government and Businesses and Clarify Scope of Food and Agriculture Sector

4/17/2020: Hogan Lovells: Highlights from New Q&A With FDA Deputy Commissioner Yiannas

4/15/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Updates Guidance on Food Supply, Social Distancing, and Employees Positive for COVID-19; USDA Updates Guidance on Inspection and Export Services, Food Safety, and PPE

4/14/2020: Hogan Lovells: AMS Announces COOL Labeling Flexibilities to Facilitate Redirection of Foodservice Product to Retail

4/14/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Issues Compliance Program Guidance Manual for Preventive Controls Inspections

4/10/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Issues Best Practices for Retail Food Establishments and Food Delivery; FSIS Issues Notice on Use of PPE by Inspectors

4/9/2020: Hogan Lovells: CISA Recommends Raw Materials Be Diverted to Produce Hand Sanitizer

4/9/2020: Hogan Lovells: WHO and FAO Release Guidance on Food Safety for Food Businesses

4/9/2020: Hogan Lovells: CDC Issues Interim Guidance on Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

4/6/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA and USDA Update COVID-19 Food Safety Guidance Regarding Masks, Inspector Availability, and More

4/3/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Announces Plans to Conduct Remote FSVP Inspections

4/3/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Deputy Commissioner Yiannas Issues PSA and FDA Updates COVID-19 Food Safety Guidance

4/2/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA Issues Temporary Policy for Menu Labeling Requirements and Updates COVID-19 Guidance

MARCH 2020

3/31/2020: Hogan Lovells: USDA to Initiate Rulemaking for “Made in USA” Claims on Meat and Poultry Products

3/31/2020: Hogan Lovells: CISA Updates Critical Infrastructure Workers Guidance and FDA Issues Additional Guidance for Industry and the Public

3/30/2020: Hogan Lovells: FDA and TTB Response to Increased Demand for Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Production

3/30/2020: Hogan Lovells: What Food Companies Should Know About the Third Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Package (CARES Act)

3/27/20: Hogan Lovells: FDA Announces Temporary Flexibility Regarding Nutrition Labeling Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

3/27/20: FDA Approved Protocol for When Employee/Customer Tests Positive for COVID-19

3/24/20: Hogan Lovells: FSIS Announces Temporary Allowances for Foodservice Labels Going to Retail

3/24/20: Hogan Lovells COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Updated Guidance for Food Industry

3/20/20: Hogan Lovells COVID-19 Update: Supplemental Update on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

3/19/20: Hogan Lovells COVID-19 Update: FDA Temporarily Postpones Routine Domestic Inspections

3/19/20: Hogan Lovells COVID-19 Update: Food and Agriculture Critical Infrastructure Sector Classification and State and Local Restrictions and Curfews

3/18/20: FDA and USDA Issue COVID-19 Guidance for Industry and Inspectors

3/17/20: FDA Publishes Temporary COVID-19 Policy for FSMA Supplier Verification Onsite Audit Requirements

3/16/20: Hogan Lovells Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

3/03/20: Hogan Lovells COVID-19 Preparedness Considerations for the Food Industry


2/27/20: FDA Statement on Supply Chain Update



Industry Fact Sheets

Industry FAQs

Food Safety Infographic

Food Supply Infographic

Social Media Fact Graphics

Social Media #FeedingUS Graphics

Social Media FAQ Graphics (answers in fact sheets)



CDC Coronavirus Resource  and Q&A

Community Safety Infographic

Federal Emergency Preparedness Funding

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Expanded Emergency Declaration

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Mitigation Strategies for Communities



IRS Clarifies Deductibility of Allowable Expenses for PPP Loan Recipients

Small Business Loans: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance

Small Business Loans: How to apply for a federal loan if you've lost money due to coronavirus: 

Paycheck Protection Program:

Cares Act Fact Sheet

Navigation Guide: CARES Act for Small Businesses



Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Covington: Federal Authorities Support the Protection of Essential Components of the Value Chain to Ensure an Uninterrupted Supply of Food to Consumers

Critical Infrastructure Certification

Critical Infrastructure Worker Letter

Emergency Prevention Measures for Social Distancing in Food Manufacturing Facilities as Related to COVID-19

FBIA: Food and Beverage Issue Alliance Resources

FBIA Webinar Recording: COVID-19 Facts and Fiction for the Food Industry

FBIA Webinar Recording: Overview of Coronaviruses and the Current Situation

FDA Coronavirus Resource  and Q&A

FEMA: How to Help


Food and Beverage Industry COVID-19 Testing Fact Sheet

Food and Beverage Industry Letter to Vice President Pence Requesting Testing Prioritization

Food Industry Recommended Protocols When Employee/Customer Tests Positive for COVID- 19

Guidance for Fruit and Vegetable Operations: Shared/Communal Housing, Harvesting and Processing Considerations for Seasonal Workers Supporting These Operations During COVID-19

Legal Resource Center – Hogan Lovells

National Governors Association State-by-State Response to COVID-19

National Journal Policy Resource Center

National Safety Council Guidance Regarding Safely Returning to Work

Priority Testing Communication to State County Local Health Officials

U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers

Webinar Resource Slides: COVID 19 - An Economic Update: Presented by Scott Clemons/Brown Brothers Harriman

Webinar Recording 4/29/2020 - Coronavirus: What is the Story on Testing? By IDFA & Dr. Stephen Ostroff

WHO Coronavirus Resource  and  Q&A


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