The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is highlighting how companies with unused, out-of-date or stale food from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak can redistribute products for the animal feed market.
The companies have also been highlighting their role in maintaining the feed and food supply chain during the pandemic, and the steps being taken to prevent the COVID-19 coronavirus from entering their facilities.
The newly announced goal of Horizon Organic, a brand owned by Danone North America and the largest USDA-certified organic dairy brand globally, is to be the first dairy brand in the US to be carbon positive throughout its supply chain by 2025.
The US National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is seeking clarity and flexibility in federal transportation regulations for feed, feed ingredient, grain and agricultural products to support producers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, the US Department of Homeland Security has issued guidance, saying US feed and ingredient company employees along with feed crop producers are essential for critical infrastructure.
Feed industry representatives, feed manufacturers and ingredient suppliers have been reacting to the outbreak of coronavirus, putting protocols in place to ensure continuity of production and feed supply, while protecting workers.