Compilation of articles concerning COVID-19 infections and food production businesses

By Prof SJ Forsythe

Contact details:  sforsythe4j@gmail.com

Homepage: www.foodmicrobe.com

Last update: 21.1.21

TOPIC

SOURCE

  URL

 

 

 

GENERAL ARTICLES

 

 

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

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/53137613

Five ways the outbreak is hitting global food industry

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-52267943

Opinion article on COVID-19 spread associated with food factories

The Conversation

theconversation.com/coronavirus-is-spreading

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

The Guardian

www.theguardian.com/environment/

Local government (LG) response to outbreak, UK

LGA online

www.local.gov.uk/factory-outbreak

Another LG response to outbreak, UK

LGA online

www.local.gov.uk/meat-factory-outbreak-taught-us-lot

 

 

 

PEER REVIEWED PAPERS

 

 

Food products as potential carriers of SARS-CoV-2

Food Control

Science-Direct

Re-emergence of coronavirus disease in Chinese cities  associated with chilled and frozen food products

J Infection

Science_Direct

COVID-19 in Hong Kong – public health, food safety, and animal vectors perspectives

J Virol Methods

Science-Direct

COVID-19 pandemic and food safety

T Food Sci Tech

Elsevier

Cold-chain transfer leading to Beijing outbreak

NatlSciRev

academic.oup.com/nsr/advance-article/

COVID-19 crisis and food

T Food Sci Tech

Science-Direct

Coronavirus infection of workers in food processing, manufacturing, and agriculture

Emerging Infectious Disease

dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2701.203821

 

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

Frontiers in Microbiology

doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01854

Food Products as Potential Carriers of SARS-CoV-2

Food Control

doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107754

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

Biosafety and Health

doi.org/10.1016/j.bsheal.2020.11.003

Covid-19 pandemic effects on food safety - Multi-country survey study

Food Control

doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107800

 

COVID-19 in Hong Kong – public health, food safety, and animal vectors perspectives

J Virol Meth

doi.org/10.1016/j.jviromet.2020.114036

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

BMC Virology J

virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186

 

 

 

INFORMATION SOURCES AND WEBINARS

 

 

Frozen Food and the Threat of SARS-CoV-2 (Webinar 5th Feb)

affidia

affidiajournal.com

Institute of Food Science and Technology

IFST (UK)

www.ifst.org/resources-policy

 

 

 

COLD-FOOD TRANSFER

 

 

Special envoy to WHO report

4SD

www.4sd.info/covid-19-narratives

COVID-19 virus found of frozen food packaging

Reuters

www.reuters.com/article

Summary article

Marler Clark

www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/11/

 

 

 

MEAT PROCESSING FACTORIES

 

 

Locations of UK food businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks

The Grocer

www.thegrocer.co.uk/supply-chain/

Third of staff positive at meat plant, Norfolk, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54694174

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

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54273106

Two Sisters Anglesey,  meat factory associated outbreak, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53131765

Culls of poultry due to processing plant infections, UK

The Guardian

www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/31

Food factory related outbreak in Cornwall, UK

BBC News

www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-09-18

Pork meat processing factory, Cornwall, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-54361824

Turkey processing factory cases, Suffolk, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-suffolk-54424154

Newcastle bakery closes, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-tyne-54272699

Pie & pastie maker, Wales, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54619585

Gütersloh abattoir plant workers, Germany

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53087139

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/news/world-us-canada-52311877

Smithfield appeals against $13,494 fine

Marler Clark

www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/09

Smithfield fines not sufficient deterrent?

Marler Clark

www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/09

South Dakota meat processing facility outbreak, US

CDC

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr

Nebraska meat processing facility outbreak, US

CDC

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr

US States, surveillance meat and poultry processing facilities

CDC

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr

US States update surveillance meat and poultry processing facilities

CDC

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr

 

 

 

DESSERT PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Ice cream contamination from why powder

China.org.cn

www.china.org.cn/china/special_coverage

Newark Bakkavor  dessert factory associated outbreak, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-53818058

Zorba Delicacies dessert factory associated outbreak, UK

BBC News

www.bbc.co .uk/news/uk-wales-53530401

REGULATORY ISSUES

European Commission COVID-19 and food safety

EFSA

ec.europa.eu/food/sites/food/files/safety

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

EFSA

ec.europa.eu/food/safety/official_controls

Ecdc study showing food industry 3rd most common occupation associated with outbreak clusters

EFSA

www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data

Frozen meat import ban frozen meat imports from Brazil into China

Financial Times

www.ft.com/content

ICMSF risk  assessment on food transmission

ICMSF

www.icmsf.org/publications/papers

 

GENERAL DATABASES

NextStrain

 

nextstrain.org

NextStrain: Variants around the world

Youtube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqVmcxCdf48

Superspreading event database (SSE)

 

medium.com/@codecodekoen

Johns Hopkins University Dashboard

JHU

gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com