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Food & Hospitality

NJ Food Council emphasizes employee, consumer health during COVID-19

“The sudden outbreak and dramatic impact of the coronavirus created panic, empty store shelves and uncertainty among shoppers and grocery workers," said President and CEO Linda Doherty. "We realized there was no playbook so it was necessary to work closely with our government partners, rally behind the challenges of the food industry, inform the public and support our workforce."

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Associate Director of Food Safety and Training Donna Schaffner conducts a session at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center in Bridgeton.

Rutgers Food Innovation Center offers virtual food safety training

"Food businesses are essential businesses that are still going on to make sure the public is still fed," said Associate Director of Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Training Donna Schaffner, who is leading the courses. "It's more important than ever that we're offering the food safety training for the new employees at the food manufacturers so they can still get these trainings."

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