Logo
SIGN IN

LANGUAGE

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Food Supply Chain

By Dr. Giannis Stoitsis

With the majority of countries across the globe affected by the COVID-19, quality assurance and food safety professionals are working hard to ensure continuity of the global supply chain. Today’s most important food producing and exporting countries have been affected by COVID-19 — with cases exponentially increasing and thus causing maximum amounts of damage.

The current landscape 

While there’s a large demand by consumers for shelf stable food products — such as macaroni, flour and rice, as well as for fruits and vegetables with high sources of vitamin C, there are restrictions limiting production and causing delays in the transportation. Food production is highly affected as many plants are working in a safe mode and there are fewer workers harvesting fruits and vegetables in the primary sector. Additionally, transportation of food products is facing several problems including delays, a lack of space on airplanes and increased prices. These issues are creating food safety challenges across the industry.

Such delays may result in extended storage, which in turn could affect the quality and safety of products

Whoops! Article for GFSR Subscribers Only!


Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up for a FREE subscription today!

Get access to this article, along with our other great content, monthly journal, and more.

SIGN ME UP

Sftharticlefooter R1

Visit our Food Safety Training Platform to Access eCourses, Educational Webinars, and More!

Global Food Safety Resource®

GFSR is a leading educational resource for food safety professionals across the globe. Through our online media channels plus Safe Food Training Hub (SFTH) platform, we deliver perspectives, knowledge and training on the latest food safety trends, regulatory compliance, industry standards, and more.

globalfoodsafetyresource.com | safefoodtraininghub.com
Logos Duallockup

Corporate Head Office

1400 Kingston Rd. Ste. 403
Toronto, ON
Canada, M1N 1R1

Phone: 1-888-437-7395 x105