Feds deem pet food industry vital during COVID-19 pandemic

With that, the federal agency deemed dog, cat and other pet food and packaging facility workers as necessary for “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety.”

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United States Department of Homeland Security officials defined some dog, cat and other food industry professionals as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. With that, the federal agency deemed pet food, ingredient and packaging facility workers as necessary for “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security,” wrote Christopher Krebs, director of U.S. Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, in a memorandum released March 19. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Feds Deem Pet Food Industry Vital during COVID-19 Pandemic.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 20 Mar. 2020, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/9028-feds-deem-pet-food-industry-vital-during-covid-19-pandemic.

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