Read in-depth analysis on how global poultry trade is affected by Coronavirus COVID-19 and how the pandemic is impacting growers and producers. Find the latest news on vaccine research, poultry market outlooks, production biosecurity measures to keep birds and feed safe and the long-term economic ramifications of the outbreak.
While the meat and poultry industry’s operating model of just-in-time production has historically been very efficient, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed how disruptive events could back up the supply chain and force producers to make tough decisions regarding their animals that are ready for slaughter.
While early on in the pandemic many shoppers started out indulging in traditional and “comfort food” choices, January kicked off with New Year’s resolutions for 64% of shoppers. For meat, this means the consumer’s eye is on nutrition as well as price and promotion.
Emerging digital technologies will improve the traceability and transparency of the supply chain, creating a better food safety culture in the U.S., Frank Yiannis, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy Response, said.
When the National Turkey Federation (NTF) adjourned its annual meeting one year ago, its members didn’t realize the challenges the industry would face in the coming year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected the global workplace. As a vitally important critical infrastructure industry – and without a regulation requiring or instructing it – the poultry and egg industries proactively developed infectious disease preparedness and response plans and trained employees.