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The world's largest food manufacturers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis in a number of ways from providing materials to produce 50,000+ surgical masks to waived healthcare fees for COVID-19 related doctors' visits.

Big Food and coronavirus: The response so far

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Over the past few weeks, big food manufacturers have leveraged the strength of their operations and logistics capabilities to combat the spread of COVID-19. Many are also supporting their employees with additional compensation, cash bonuses, waived health...

IFT 2020 Show to transition to virtual event in mid-July as coronavirus spreads

IFT 2020 annual meeting & expo to transition to virtual event

By Elaine Watson

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2020 annual meeting & expo - scheduled to take place in Chicago July 12-15 - will transition to a virtual event, the organizers confirmed Monday, citing the need to "prioritize the health and safety of...

7-Eleven and other retailers step up protective measures at stores

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7-Eleven and other retailers step up protective measures at stores

By Mary Ellen Shoup

7-Eleven has followed similar protective measures of other major retailers (i.e. Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kroger, and Meijer) and will begin installing plexiglass sneeze guards in its 9,000 US locations to protect customers and cashiers during the COVID-19...