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A Trader Joe’s employee called for stronger coronavirus measures. The company fired him.

March 1, 2021 by


By Brittany Shammas and Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post March 1, 2021 | 9:33 AM The Trader Joe’s employee appealed directly to the CEO. In a letter citing a medical journal and experts who study respiratory transmission of the coronavirus, Ben Bonnema called on the grocery chain’s head, Dan Bane, to adopt more-stringent safety protocols. […]

Adventures in toilet paper shopping

April 21, 2020 by


Here we go. Experts don’t want us to do into grocery stores. “Careless customers” are “probably the biggest threat” to workers right now, according to Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers’ union. The union said 85% of its grocery store member workers reported that customers are not practicing social distancing in […]

Whole Foods worker dies of COVID-19

April 17, 2020 by


A worker at the Whole Foods in Swampscott [MA] has died of COVID-19, the company confirmed Friday. The employee, who was not identified by the company in a statement, died on Wednesday. “Our hearts are with his loved ones during this incredibly difficult time, and with his fellow Team Members at our Swampscott, Massachusetts store,” […]

How Is the Coronavirus Affecting Food Safety, Oversight, and Supplies?

April 6, 2020 by


Recently enacted federal legislation boosts resources to protect public during the pandemic. By: Karin Hoelzer As the novel coronavirus continues to spread and governments at all levels encourage—or require—people to stay home to limit infections, Americans are stocking up on food to tide themselves over. Is that food safe, and what is being done to […]

Spitting on food in a grocery store is not cool and could be deadly

April 5, 2020 by


By Asher Klein ‘Customers Took Him Down’: Man Coughed, Spit on Produce at Mass. Stop & Shop, Witness Says. While Kingston police have no information indicating the man accused of coughing, spitting and getting into a fight at the store has the coronavirus, they said he was taken to a hospital for evaluation. A man […]