AAMP COVID-19 Resources

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and AAMP will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. The safety and well-being of our members is our top priority.

As of today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), notes the following in terms of risk assessment:

  • For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.
  • People in places where ongoing community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated risk of exposure, with increase in risk dependent on the location.
  • Health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19 are at elevated risk of exposure.
  • Close contacts of persons with COVID-19 also are at elevated risk of exposure.
  • Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring also are at elevated risk of exposure, with increase in risk dependent on the location. The CDC recommends avoiding non-essential travel to several countries. Before traveling, consult travel guidance from the CDC.
  • TrackCorona
    • Provides up-to-date information about the spread of the virus, including infection and mortality rates, recovery rates and locations by country.

EDUCATION

Free Webinar – Coping With COVID-19: Business Strategies for Small Meat Processors (Previously recorded – Available until May 5, 2021)

  • Join Independent Processor (IP) and the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) in an exclusive webinar about how small businesses can maintain success during the Coronavirus pandemic. Chris Young, AAMP executive director, will discuss the latest developments in the meat industry, FSIS inspector interactions, and how meat markets should be handling their processing and retail operations. In addition, Rick Reams, president of AAMP and owner of RJ’s Meats/K’Nack, will detail his experiences as a processor and how he has kept business running. Rick Alaniz, of Alaniz Law & Associates, will discuss what the Coronavirus Response Act means for small processors and other labor law topics.
  • Sponsored by PS Seasoning/Pro Smoker & Fusion Tech

LABOR LAW NEWS (Provided by Alaniz Law & Associates)


FOOD SAFETY


INDUSTRY GUIDANCE & DIRECTIVES


SMALL BUSINESS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)


TRAINING VIDEOS


NICHE MEAT PROCESSOR ASSISTANCE NETWORK

Online Sales Platforms

Want to sell online right now? Here are some options for online sales platforms for food, most of which also process payments. Not all of them are well equipped to sell meat, so you need to do your research when picking one. They also charge different fees, such as a % of sales or a set monthly fee.


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