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Keeping the shelves filled should be a collaborative venture

Author : Suzanne Gill

23 March 2020

It was heartening to see that the Government has recognised food production workers as being 'key’. It is also vital that during these challenging times, the food processing sector is supported to ensure that the supply chain keeps moving. One supermarket, Morrisons, has already stated that it will be making immediate payments for its smaller suppliers to help them during the coronavirus pandemic. 

I am very keen to hear your stories of how your company is coping and whether your relationship with your customers, the supermarkets has changed. Or, if you are a foodservice supplier, how do you hope to refocus your products to new markets?

Commenting on Morrison’s statement, George Eustice Environment Secretary said: “These measures will support our farmers and food producers in their vital work of feeding the nation. We already have a highly-resilient food supply chain in this country and I am continuing to work closely with Morrisons and other retailers on their response to coronavirus. The government has pledged £30 billion in this year’s Budget for those affected and we’ve been clear that we will do whatever it takes to support people and businesses.”

Stay safe everyone and keep up the good work in making sure the nation is fed! Maybe when this is over the profile of food production will finally rise to its rightful place!

Suzanne Gill
Editor - Food Processing

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