This week on our From the Cold Corner podcast, I spoke with Josh Knott, president of the Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) and Knott's Fine Foods in Paris, Tennessee. We discussed worker safety, supply chain slowdowns due to COVID-19 precautions, and how panic buying and fear of food shortages by consumers can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

On the subject of worker safety and COVID-19 precautions, Knott says, "If you stop people within the supply chain, you stop the supply chain." Particularly astute words given what's happening in the meat industry right now. There's much more insight and takeaway in the podcast--just click here to listen, or subscribe/download from your preferred podcast app by searching for "From the Cold Corner". Also, if you have any feedback or want to be a guest on From the Cold Corner, please feel free to post a comment below, or contact me via email at

Finally, we continue to update and compile all of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' coronavirus coverage into one easy-to-access link here, where you can see what dozens of cold chain companies and F&B processors are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.