Audience: Food Processor

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA), and your local public health authority (LPHA) encourage you to make a plan for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. This should include an emergency response plan of how to respond if a worker tests positive. The plan should consider the implementation of a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 assessment, implementation,…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA), and your local public health authority (LPHA) encourage you to make a plan for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. This should include an emergency response plan of how to respond if a worker tests positive. The plan should consider the implementation of a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 assessment, implementation,…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The COVID-19 impact quickly revealed the often unconsidered and unseen essential services that agriculture plays in our daily lives. Cultivating, processing, driving, stocking, inspecting and delivering food to our tables requires a critical workforce that we want to keep healthy and working. The food supply chain has been designated as a critical infrastructure industry that should maintain a normal work schedule while employers and workers follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The COVID-19 impact quickly revealed the often unconsidered and unseen essential services that agriculture plays in our daily lives. Cultivating, processing, driving, stocking, inspecting and delivering food to our tables requires a critical workforce that we want to keep healthy and working. The food supply chain has been designated as a critical infrastructure industry that should maintain a normal work schedule while employers and workers follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

Farm to Institution New England

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores…

Farm to Institution New England

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores…

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

Hear from three experienced panelists who sell their meats online & ship direct to consumers. Let’s turn the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity to connect our niche meats to hungry consumers. Topics will include: regulations, setting up an online store, different web platforms, accepting payments, updating inventory, meat selection, subscriptions versus ala-carte orders, boxes, insulation, dry ice, maintaining cold chain, shipping carriers, costs. Panelists included: Matthew Lawrence, Marble Creek Farmstead & Marble City Meats…

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

NMPAN Director Rebecca Thistlethwaite will hold bi-weekly Zoom office hours in June and July for folks contemplating building or purchasing a small-scale meat processing facility (slaughter and/or cut & wrap), as well as retail exempt butcher shops. Informal discussion where attendees can submit questions and then we talk about them….

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

A webpage that is updated every other week with COVID related information and resources for meat producers and meat processors/distributors. It includes information on workplace sanitation practices, keeping employees safe, paid sick time laws, COVID symptoms to watch for in employees, how to pivot to online sales, online sales platforms, a recorded webinar about shipping meat, CDC Guidance documents, and more….

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

NMPAN is now a sponsor of the Meatspad Podcast, a production of PhD student Francisco Najar of Kansas State University meat science program. NMPAN is sponsoring 12 episodes of the podcast, both in English and in Spanish, that relate to meat processing, COVID response, market changes and pivoting markets, and keeping both employees and customers safe and satisfied during these challenging times. The target audience is meat processors, butchers, meat scientists, and others in…
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