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United Fresh, food industry groups push vaccine priority for food chain workers

United Fresh BB #:145458 and allied food and agricultural organizations are urging both President Trump and President-elect Biden to provide priority access to COVID-19 vaccines as they become available.

In a letter to the President this week and discussions with the Biden transition team, the groups emphasized the critical role our workers in food and agriculture have played by continuing operations and ensuring Americans have access to safe and nutritious foods.

The groups are urging a federally orchestrated vaccine distribution program and prioritization of vaccinations for critical infrastructure employees in agriculture, food processing and distribution, retail and restaurants.

The following group signed the letter:

American Bakers Association
American Frozen Food Institute
Consumer Brands Association
FMI – The Food Industry Association
Global Cold Chain Alliance
International Dairy Foods Association
National Automatic Merchandising Association
National Confectioners Association
National Grocers Association
National Restaurant Association
North American Millers Association
North American Meat Institute
Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association
SNAC International
United Fresh Produce Association