NAMA COVID-19 Response Emphasizes Vaccinations for Food, Ag Workers

The North American Millers' Association (NAMA) strategic plan is to focus on three main areas for the flour milling industry, which include: food safety, nutrition, and the supply chain.

In an effort to provide an in-depth update on the regulatory efforts of the association, NAMA staff addressed these areas in coordination Tucker Scharfenberg, MILLING JOURNAL Managing Editor.

As the nation battles the novel coronavirus, the Biden administration is committed to getting people vaccinated as quickly as possible.

To read the full NAMA 2021 Strategic Plan article, click here.

In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance that included who the federal government believe should be in the first phases of vaccine prioritization, which included essential workers such as those in the food and agriculture sector.

While ultimately these decisions are being made at the state and local levels, NAMA has been actively engaged with coalition partners in sending letters to the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Biden administration on the importance of vaccinating food and agriculture workers after health care professionals.

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