Food manufacturers have weathered unprecedented challenges over the past two years, exacerbated in large part by the COVID-19 pandemic. Production disruptions from lockdown mandates early in the pandemic soon gave way to labor shortages and supply chain issues that still linger today. 

Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that things may be turning around: in February 2022, employment at food manufacturing facilities increased by 7,200 workers, marking the third straight month of employment gains in the segment. Despite the cautiously optimistic employment figures, persistent challenges remain across the food manufacturing landscape. 

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