Global Food Safety Resource
| by Susie Hoeller '73 and Ben Theryel '20

Susie Hoeller ’73, an international business attorney, and Ben Theryel ’20 cowrote an article titled “It’s Time to Legally Define Essential Workers” for the Global Food Safety Resource website. “Today, there is no U.S. statutory definition of occupations which are deemed to be ‘essential.’ During the pandemic, this lack of statutory definition has led to a confusing situation in which 50 state governors have issued divergent (and sometimes controversial) definitions of essential work,” the authors wrote. With the food supply chain at risk moving forward, the authors argue that “the definition of essential workers needs to be codified and new protections for those workers need to be enacted to protect workers and supply chains.”


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