COVID-19 Resources

We are consistently working to provide an updated list of resources and guidelines in response to this crisis. The most up to date list of resources are listed below. We will continue to populate this as we receive new information. 

The State is building a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. The first crucial step is to gather details on employers' immediate hiring needs. To share your immediate needs, click here. 

Visit the State's COVID-19 Business Information Hub to learn more about the intake process.

The New Jersey Food Council has prepared Safe Shopping Tips to help keep us all safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. They have also compiled some FAQ with responses from the FDA and the USDA on the safety of food and food packaging. 

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Philadelphia was home to 79,000 food-related jobs, accounting for 12% of jobs in the city (Philadelphia Business Journal). Read how the pandemic could impact the future of Philly's food economy, here. Post your available jobs and resumes on the NJFPA Job Board

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
Press Release - Notice of Funding Availability: Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, Phase 2
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information for New Jersey Businesses

New Jersey Resources    

National & International Resources    

National Food Industry Resources

The NJMEP is offering five (5) online food safety courses, where food and beverage manufacturers across the nation can access self-paced, in-depth, online food training. These online training courses are a fantastic option for those looking for supplemental education or those that want to refresh their skills.

Click each link to learn more and register... 
1. Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Readiness Online Course
2. Food Allergens Online Course
3. Food Defense Online Course
4. Food Recalls and Withdrawals Online Course
5. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Online Course


Western Pest Services

Western Pest Services has a new disinfectant/sanitization program [Western PurClean] to address the COVID-19 virus.

Food Processing Plants - Why Add to Your Disinfecting & Sanitizing Service?


Visit the Withum COVID-19 Resource Center for insights to help you and your business in this challenging time.

With anticipation of additional guidance being released by the SBA, Withum's SBA and Federal Tax Policy experts will discuss the PPP loan forgiveness process. This webinar will address the new up to the minute guidance in detail, focusing on the knowns, the unknowns, and the strategies for borrowers to make sure they are maximizing their forgiveness through their 8-week covered period.

SBA Financial Assistance Services

On Demand Webinars:

SBA Loan Programs Available for Small Businesses


PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance

Mazars USA LLP

Mazars USA LLP, a member and a co-sponsor of the NJFPA, is a high-performing accounting, tax and consulting firm with significant national presence in strategic US geographies. With a deep knowledge of the F & B Community we are counting on Mazars to help inform and guide our NJFPA membership and the greater food processing community.

Pandemic Event Preparedness

We hope that you will take the opportunity to explore the resources Mazars is sharing, in particular their podcast series - COVID Talks

SGS Webinars

SGS is a worldwide leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company with NJ labs and offices available for food certifications. SGS's free webinars have a global perspective. Check out SGS’s upcoming weekly COVID related webinars and all upcoming and on demand Food webinars. Topics range from Food Safety, Certification and Regulation to Digital Innovation and Risk Management.

Check out the FAQs and Resources from the IFT Novel Coronavirus Update. 

Remote Working + Distance Learning = Shared Touchable Surfaces -- AllRisk, Inc.

Telepractice Resources During COVID-19 -- ASHA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Guidelines (PDF) -- New Jersey Food Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources -- Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Work From Home Tips From Our 100% Remote Team -- SaaS Brief

Survive & Advance - Coronavirus -- Smith Brothers, Insurance and Risk Management


If you know of any other COVID-19 Resources,
we'd love to hear from you!

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