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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