Ensure Food Logistics Keep Moving
Adopt This Self-certification Document Created by ABA and Others
While IWLA and other organizations continue to work toward a formal designation that food warehousing and trucking are conducted by "essential" personnel to keep North America safe, there are things you can do in the interim.
IWLA Washington Representative Pat O'Connor shares the following document template that self-certifies that a vehicle transporting food is deemed to be part of the critical infrastructure.
This was developed for the American Bakers Association and others in the food sector. Use it for your workers/shipments.
Shipment of Supplies Related to Critical Infrastructure
- Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) designates the food and agriculture sector as a critical infrastructure sector whose assets, systems, and networks are considered so vital that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health, or safety.
- The President’s Coronavirus Guidance published March 16, 2020, instructs employees of Critical Infrastructure Industries, such as the food and agriculture sector, to maintain normal work patterns during the global coronavirus outbreak.
- This document certifies that this vehicle is transporting a shipment of food and agricultural products within a sector that has been designated as critical infrastructure, the continued operation of which is vital for security, national economic security, national public health, and safety.
- Accordingly, it is appropriate in light of the President’s Coronavirus Guidance to allow this shipment to proceed in the federal interests of protecting the nation’s food supply chain.
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