How food producers are preparing for the 2nd wave of COVID-19

Americans were quick to stock up on packaged foods during the first wave of the coronavirus, and some major producers felt a ripple effect in the supply chain due to the heightened demand.

Now that companies have learned from the supply chain impacts of COVID-19, they have started to think about a shift in strategies to ensure that their businesses are prepared if a second wave hits, especially come the colder fall months after peak flu season.

PHOTO: Canned goods fill the aisle in a supermarket in Miami’s Little Havana, May 15, 2018. (UIG via Getty Images, FILE)

Food manufacturers, producers and suppliers at all levels of the market saw various forms of disruption due to the first wave.

“We’ve seen some cracks in the food supply chain,” Glenn Pappalardo, a food and beverage strategy and initiatives partner at JPG Resources told ABC News.

Early on, he

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Food Network Fans’ Biggest Complaint? Not Enough ‘Healthy’ Cooking Shows

Food Network is perennially popular among foodies and with good reason. It features skilled and charismatic chefs preparing stunningly beautiful dishes that you can almost smell through the screen.

Add in food competitions like the long-time hit Chopped and the recent Supermarket Stakeout and is it any wonder viewers are over the moon in love with this food-centric network?

However, there’s a discussion going on at the Reddit Food Network board and it seems some viewers aren’t as happy as they once were with the network’s offerings. Where are the healthier eating options, they wonder? Mountains of butter and cheese, gallons of cream, every kind of meat you can imagine… Where they ask, are the vegetables?

What happened to the shows featuring lighter, fresher, lower-calorie options that the Food Network used to offer? 

Fats, fats, and even more fats

Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson, Alex Guamaschelli, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan, Chris Santos
Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson, Alex Guamaschelli, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan, Chris
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The fine dining restaurants now delivering food

Restaurants and the hospitality industry have been hit hard by lockdown measures, and many have introduced delivery services to help them survive.

Let’s face it, we’re all getting tired of our own cooking after ten weeks into being stuck at home, and a takeaway satisfies our cravings for flavoursome food from our favourite eateries.

Some, such a Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, have created DIY kits to allow you to recreate dishes in your kitchen.

However, if you’re feeling lazy or simply looking for a fine dining experience from a more upmarket restaurant, many have now started doing food delivery or collection. You may have even planned to visit before lockdown scuppered your plans, so now is your chance to enjoy it from home.

It’s perfect for date nights and celebrating special occasions like a birthday or anniversary.

From across the UK, ahead are eight places we can’t wait

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24 Black Food Bloggers And Chefs To Follow On Instagram

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(Photo: HuffPost)

If there’s one thing Instagram has no shortage of, it’s food pics. Everyone loves a perfectly plated serving of pasta or a strong cheese pull.

And the platform has no shortage of Black food bloggers, authors, chefs, writers and historians who use the platform to not only get you salivating, but to serve a side of education as well. Below is a list of 24 names in the food industry who are well worth following. Some you may have heard of, others may be new to you, but they’ll all brighten up and enlighten your feed.

Angela Davis of The Kitchenista

Angela Davis’ Instagram account is loaded with pics of her adorable daughter, affectionately known as Biscuit, and inspiring dishes from her blog The Kitchenista Diaries that range from the perfect breakfast sandwich to gooey mac and cheese. In between prepping dishes, she offers followers e-books

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