We’ve seen the empty shelves in grocery stores as panic buying shocks the distribution system. But for those in the industry, how safe is it?
The long line ups and bare shelves have somewhat dissipated with the retail and food industries soothing Canadians that there is ample supply for everyone. Most eateries and restaurants are trying to stay afloat by offering delivery and take out. That brings some more questions about food safety.
Farmers will start planting shortly for the upcoming season. Traditionally, they hire tens of thousands of foreign workers through the season..There have been some conflicting messages recently as the retail sector maintains we have enough capacity, while other groups worry that farmers and farming are not considered an essential service
Coming up on the Unpublished Cafe, we look at the supply chain in Canada and see if there are any gaps in safety.
Be sure to listen in on the rest of our COVID-19 Series:
The COVID-19 virus:
Is Canada’s Emergencies Act Necessary for COVID-19?
Episode 4 - USA Denies N95 Medical Masks to Canada
Professor at Dalhousie Universityhttps://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/school-of-public-administration/faculty-staff/our-faculty/sylvain-charlebois.html
Professor at Guelph Universityhttps://www.uoguelph.ca/foodscience/people/lawrence-goodridge
Food Safety Specialist at the Canadian Produce Marketing Associationhttps://www.cpma.ca/industry/food-safety
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