Compilation of articles concerning COVID-19 and food production businesses

By Prof SJ Forsythe

Contact details:  sforsythe4j@gmail.com

Homepage: www.foodmicrobe.com

Last update: 14.10.21

 

TOPIC

SOURCE

  URL

 

 

 

PEER REVIEWED PAPERS

 

 

 

 

 

Mainland China

 

 

Re-emergence of COVID-19 in China: chilled and frozen food products

J Infection

J Infection

Cold-chain transfer leading to Beijing outbreak

Natl Sci Rev

Natl Sci Rev

Sequencing isolates from Xinfadi market, Beijing

Biosafety and Health

Biosafety and Health - sequencing

SARS-CoV-2 virus from the imported frozen cod package surface

Biosafety and Health

Biosafety and Health - packaging

Impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture and rural poverty in China

J Integ Agric

J. Integrative Agriculture-poverty

COVID-19 impact from an agricultural insurance perspective

J Integ Agric

J. Integrative Agriculture - insurance

The short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on family farms

J Integ Agric

J. Integrative Agriculture - farms

Impact on consumers' food safety knowledge and behaviour in China

J Integ Agric

J Integrative Agriculture - consumers

Impact on the dairy industry in China and USA

J Integ Agric

J Integrative Agriculture – dairy industry  

 

 

 

Transmission

 

 

Can COVID spread from frozen wildlife? Scientists probe pandemic origins

Nature News

Nature News

Seeding of outbreaks of COVID-19 by contaminated fresh and frozen food

Pre-reviewed paper

bioRxiv

Coronavirus infection in food processing, manufacturing, and agriculture

Emerg Infect Disease

Emerging Infectious Disease

Aquatic animal food sources of COVID-19

Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Food products as potential carriers of SARS-CoV-2

Food Control

Food Control - products

Environmental contamination: detection and infectivity

Clin Micro Infect

Clinical Microbiology and Infection  

Temperature and humidity dependent persistence of SAR2-CoV-2 virus

BMC Virology J

BMC Virology Journal

Contamination of inert surfaces: persistence, stability and infectivity. A review

Environ Res

Environmental Research - surfaces

COVID-19 and food safety: implications and inactivation strategies

T Food Sci Tech

T Food Sci Technology - inactivation

Indoor airborne transmission

Environ Res

Environmental Research - indoor

SARS-CoV-2 and aerosols – arguing over the evidence

J Virol Meths

J Virological Methods - aerosols

Water and wastewater

Environ Res

Environmental Research - wastewater

 

 

 

Other countries

 

 

Covid-19 pandemic effects on food safety: multi-country survey study

Food Control

Food Control

Hong Kong: public health, food safety, and animal vectors perspectives

J Virol Methods

J Virological Methods – Hong Kong

Food security in South Africa

Global Food Security

Global Food Security  

Mitigating impacts on rice value chains and food security in West Africa

Global Food Security

Global Food Security  

Impacts of COVID-19 on agricultural production: The case of Myanmar

Agric Systems

Agricultural Systems

Multi-level impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on agricultural systems in India: The case of Uttar Pradesh

Agric Systems

Agricultural Systems  

The COVID-19 pandemic and food insecurity: A viewpoint on India

World Development

World Development

 

 

 

 

General

 

 

Behaviour changes in the domestic kitchen

Food Res Intl

Food Research International

Industry sectors highly affected by worksite outbreaks

Emerg Inf Dis (CDC)

CDC Emerg Inf Disease

Pandemics, COVID-19,  sustainability and development (25 articles)

World Development

Special issue: World Development

COVID-19 pandemic and food safety

T Food Sci Tech

T Food Sci Tech – food safety

COVID-19 crisis and food

T Food Sci Tech

T Food Sci Tech - food

Food safety during and after the era of COVID-19 pandemic

Frontiers Microbiol

Frontiers in Microbiology

Twin challenges of COVID-19 pandemic and climate change in South Asia

Environ Challenges

Envrionmental Challenges  

How COVID-19 changed our food systems and food security paradigms

Curr Res Food Sci

Current Research in Food Science

 

 

 

MEAT PROCESSING FACTORIES

 

 

Locations of UK food businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks

The Grocer

www.thegrocer.co.uk

Third of staff positive at meat plant, Norfolk, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

£3.8m loss of stock at poultry factory, Norfolk, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Two Sisters Anglesey,  meat factory associated outbreak, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Culls of poultry due to processing plant infections, UK

The Guardian

www.theguardian.com

Food factory related outbreak in Cornwall, UK

BBC News

www.itv.com

Pork meat processing factory, Cornwall, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Turkey processing factory cases, Suffolk, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Newcastle bakery closes, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Pie & pastie maker, Wales, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Gütersloh abattoir plant workers, Germany

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Meat factory superspreading event, Germany

Pre-refereed paper

papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3654517

Smithfield meat factory associated  outbreak,  US

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Smithfield appeals against $13,494 fine

Marler Clark

www.foodsafetynews.com

Smithfield fines not sufficient deterrent?

Marler Clark

www.foodsafetynews.com

South Dakota meat processing facility outbreak, US

CDC

www.cdc.gov

Nebraska meat processing facility outbreak, US

CDC

www.cdc.gov

US States, surveillance meat and poultry processing facilities

CDC

www.cdc.gov

US States update surveillance meat and poultry processing facilities

CDC

www.cdc.gov

 

 

 

DESSERT PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Ice cream contamination from why powder

China.org.cn

www.china.org.cn

Newark Bakkavor  dessert factory associated outbreak, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Zorba Delicacies dessert factory associated outbreak, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co .uk

 

 

 

GENERAL ARTICLES

 

 

ICMSF-FAO: Guidance for preventing transmission of COVID-19

ICMSF-FAO

www.fao.org

Risk in meat processing plants

4SD

www.4sd.info

COVID-19 virus found of frozen food packaging

Reuters

www.reuters.com

Summary article

Marler Clark

www.foodsafetynews.com

Frozen meat import ban frozen meat imports from Brazil into China

Financial Times

www.ft.com

Why have there been so many outbreaks in meat processing plants?

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Five ways the outbreak is hitting global food industry

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk

Opinion article on COVID-19 spread associated with food factories

The Conversation

theconversation.com

COVID cases at UK food factories could be over 30 times higher than reported

The Guardian

www.theguardian.com

Local government (LG) response to outbreak, UK

LGA online

www.local.gov.uk

Another LG response to outbreak, UK

LGA online

www.local.gov.uk

 

 

 

INFORMATION SOURCES AND WEBINARS

 

 

Frozen food and the threat of SARS-CoV-2 (Webinar 5/2/21)

affidia

affidiajournal.com

European Commission COVID-19 and food safety

EFSA

ec.europa.eu

European Commission Action plan on online offers and advertising of food related to COVID-19

EFSA

ec.europa.eu

EFSA opinion on food transmission route

EFSA

ESFA  

ECDC study food industry and outbreak clusters

EFSA

www.ecdc.europa.eu

US Food Drug Administration

FDA

FDA Covid-19

WHO guidance

WHO

WHO  

Intl Assoc Food Protection

IAFP

Foodprotection.org

Institute of Food Science and Technology

IFST (UK)

www.ifst.org

IUFoST/CIFST COVID-19 and food safety

IUFOST

Round table discussion documents  

ICMSF risk  assessment on food transmission

ICMSF

www.icmsf.org

 

 

 

GENERAL DATABASES

 

 

NextStrain

 

nextstrain.org

NextStrain: Variants around the world

Youtube

www.youtube.com

Superspreading event database (SSE)

 

medium.com

Johns Hopkins University Dashboard

JHU

gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com