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Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

Free online seminar 03/03/2022 - Food manufacturing: a high-risk environment for COVID-19 virus transmission?

23 February 2022

In the early stages of the pandemic, food manufacturing facilities – especially meat processing plants – came to be seen as a particular cause of concern, with a number of major outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus reported to be associated with them.

There has been conjecture as to if and why food manufacturing may present a particularly high-risk environment for transmission of the virus, and what other factors may be at play.

This free online seminar, presented by the PROTECT COVID-19 National Core Study on transmission and environment, will explore whether these concerns are borne out by the evidence, assessing risk factors and mitigations in the sector, investigating outbreaks and identifying lessons learnt.

This event will be of interest to those working in and around the food sector, including business, workers, trade associations and unions, as well as relevant government policymakers, occupational and environmental health professionals, and researchers.

To find out more, and register, visit the PROTECT website.

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