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FDA and OSHA Host COVID-19 Webinar for Food Industry

The FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held a webinar on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.  During the webinar, subject matter experts highlighted key aspects of the FDA/OSHA Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist for Human Food Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, discussed the CDC testing strategy and its application, and provided an update on FDA inspections.

Watch the FDA & OSHA Webinar

NJMEP Food Training Program 

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) supports manufacturers and those within the supply chain managing operational risks, achieve food safety regulatory and certification standard requirements, and realize sustained business value. To meet your food safety training needs NJMEP offers a wide array of food safety courses including from Cleaning and Sanitation to FDA Food Labeling Nutrition Facts as well as our always on-demand Self-paced Online Training for Food Manufacturers

Learn more at NJMEP.org

City of Vineland COVID-19 Assistance Program

The City of Vineland has appropriated $290,000 of its federal Community Development Block Grant CARES Funds (CDBG-CV) for the Microenterprise COVID-19 Assistance Program. The program was established to provide working capital funds to the community’s small businesses that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and have received limited or no assistance from the SBA or other government programs. Grants are up to $5,000.

Learn more at www.vinelandcity.org/covid-assistance/

NJBIA Healthy Business Certification 

The NJBIA Healthy Business Certification online course provides businesses with best practices to develop policies and procedures for a healthy and safe workplace, including pandemic response. It teaches the basics to identify, reduce, eliminate and report potential hazards at your workplace. At the completion of the course, attendees will submit a plan to be certified. With certification, businesses will earn a safety decal to display at their location of your business.

Learn more at https://njbia.org/njbiasafe/.

Garden State Relief Fund

The Garden State Relief Fund was launched to meet the immediate needs of small businesses and nonprofits critically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses are the heart of our communities and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are encountering unexpected challenges in a rapidly changing market. To address these rising concerns, the Garden State Relief Fund offers working capital loans to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Relief Fund ensures that small businesses and nonprofits are provided with quick yet equitable and inclusive opportunities for relief, stability, and growth. To learn more about eligibility and loan terms, and to review the application, visit  

Learn more at New Jersey Community Capital.

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