On January 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM in Eastern Time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a joint webinar to provide updates on COVID-19 vaccine implementation for food and agriculture essential workers. The webinar will also cover vaccine safety and confidence as well as recommendations for vaccine prioritization.

The panelists for the webinar include:

  • Janell Routh—Medical Officer, COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, CDC
  • Michelle Colby—Co-Chair Government Coordinating Council, Food and Agriculture Sector, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • LeeAnne Jackson—Co-Chair Government Coordinating Council, Food and Agriculture Sector, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Caitlin Boon—Associate Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, FDA
  • Kis Robertson Hale—Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Health Science, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

If you are interested in attending the webinar, you can pre-register here. Pre-registration is required to attend the webinar. Please submit questions in advance by emailing eocevent419@cdc.gov. Additional resources and information on COVID-19 prevention and vaccination in the food and agricultural industry can be found here.

We will continue to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the food and agricultural sector. Should you have any questions regarding this alert, contact your Husch Blackwell attorney Seth Mailhot, Ryan Glenn, or Emily Lyons.

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Photo of Seth Mailhot Seth Mailhot

With an education in chemical engineering and a prior career at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Seth brings clients rare regulatory insight on food, medical device and drug matters. As Leader of the firm’s FDA group, Seth handles a broad array…

With an education in chemical engineering and a prior career at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Seth brings clients rare regulatory insight on food, medical device and drug matters. As Leader of the firm’s FDA group, Seth handles a broad array of matters involving FDA-regulated products and services including food, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, tobacco, radiation-emitting electronic products and cosmetics.

Photo of Ryann Glenn Ryann Glenn

Ryann focuses her practice on food and agriculture companies, and these are industries she knows and loves. Ryann’s love of agriculture stems from being raised on her family’s Iowa farm. Her family continues to be involved in the industry, making agricultural concerns a…

Ryann focuses her practice on food and agriculture companies, and these are industries she knows and loves. Ryann’s love of agriculture stems from being raised on her family’s Iowa farm. Her family continues to be involved in the industry, making agricultural concerns a topic of discussion and interest in her daily life.

Photo of Emily Lyons Emily Lyons

Emily grew up on a northern Illinois dairy farm, and now helps clients bridge the gap from farm to fork. She guides clients on complex regulatory issues as they bring dairy products, beverages, fruits and vegetables, processed foods and other agricultural goods to…

Emily grew up on a northern Illinois dairy farm, and now helps clients bridge the gap from farm to fork. She guides clients on complex regulatory issues as they bring dairy products, beverages, fruits and vegetables, processed foods and other agricultural goods to market. At the intersection of agriculture, food and environment, Emily handles compliance matters such as labeling, marketing, permitting and agency inquiries including the Food Safety Modernization Act, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, USDA National Organic Program and bioengineered food disclosure standard, Generally Recognized as Safe status for food additives and food contact substances, and the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).