CDC increasing personal protective equipment guidance for food and beverage companies

With the continuous spread of COVID-19, health organizations and governmental authorities are considering increasing face mask-wearing protocols for the public and specific industries.

Marc Perrone, President of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) is pushing for the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to publish new guidance that would mandate companies in food-related industries to supply their organizations with masks. “With the growing threat of the coronavirus, we are urging the CDC to issue new mandatory guidance that standardizes safety protocols for grocery stores, pharmacies, food processing and meatpacking facilities.

This comes following news this past week where the US federal government reversed its previous guidance by advising people to wear face masks or face coverings while in public.

It is so important that the people who prepare and serve us the foods and beverages we consume are properly protected. This is one of the ways we can limit the circulation of and our exposure to germs.

We will keep you updated with more news and developments.