Food & Agriculture Critical Infrastructure Workers
IDENTIFYING ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS The following list of sectors and identified essential critical infrastructure workers are an initial recommended set and are intended to be overly inclusive reflecting the diversity of industries across the United States. CISA will continually solicit and accept feedback on the list (both sectors/sub sectors and identified essential workers) and will evolve the list in response to stakeholder feedback. We will also use our various stakeholder engagement mechanisms to work with partners on how they are using this list and share those lessons learned and best practices broadly. We ask that you share your feedback, both positive and negative on this list so we can provide the most useful guidance to our critical infrastructure partners.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE •Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies and other retail that sells food and beverage products •Restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations - Carry-out and delivery food employees •Food manufacturer employees and their supplier employees—to include those employed in food processing(packers, meat processing, cheese plants, milk plants, produce, etc.) facilities; livestock, poultry, seafoodslaughter facilities; pet and animal feed processing facilities; human food facilities producing by-products foranimal food; beverage production facilities; and the production of food packaging •Farm workers to include those employed in animal food, feed, and ingredient production, packaging, anddistribution; manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of veterinary drugs; truck delivery and transport; farmand fishery labor needed to produce our food supply domestically •Farm workers and support service workers to include those who field crops; commodity inspection; fuel ethanolfacilities; storage facilities; and other agricultural inputs •Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution, including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers and blockchain managers •Workers supporting the sanitation of all food manufacturing processes and operations from wholesale to retail •Company cafeterias - in-plant cafeterias used to feed employees •Workers in food testing labs in private industries and in institutions of higher education •Workers essential for assistance programs and government payments •Employees of companies engaged in the production of chemicals, medicines, vaccines, and other substancesused by the food and agriculture industry, including pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, minerals, enrichments,and other agricultural production aids •Animal agriculture workers to include those employed in veterinary health; manufacturing and distribution ofanimal medical materials, animal vaccines, animal drugs, feed ingredients, feed, and bedding, etc.;transportation of live animals, animal medical materials; transportation of deceased animals for disposal;raising of animals for food; animal production operations; slaughter and packing plants and associatedregulatory and government workforce •Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber,paper, and other wood products •Employees engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of equipment and other infrastructure necessary toagricultural production and distribution