The Trump Administration has announced 15 guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus. The guidelines are intended to help save lives and keep critical U.S. infrastructure in place amid the outbreak, including the food supply chain. The Food Industry Association says grocery stores are working 24 hours-a-day to replenish and restock shelves while ensuring cleanliness. In a statement, the National Pork Producers Council expressed support for the administration’s guidelines. U.S. pork producers are staying committed to supplying a safe, nutritious and low-cost food source to keep consumers fed. USDA is also rising to meet the challenges associated with the coronavirus disease. According to a statement, the department is ensuring that Food Safety and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services and Agriculture Marketing Service employees remain healthy and safe. USDA says these agencies are prepared to make sure grading and inspection personnel are available, so USDA-inspected products continue to be available.
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