Food Industry Confident Supply Chain Can Withstand Panic Shopping

News / In The News November 19, 2020

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As cases of COVID-19 spike across the country, Americans are stocking up again. This time, the food industry says its prepared for an increase in demand.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall told the Washington Post, "Much has changed since March in terms of preparation and adaptation throughout the food supply chain. While the system is better prepared for a spike in purchasing, we’re hoping the public now realizes our food supply is safe and strong, so we don’t see widespread panic purchasing."

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