COVID-19

Among other initiatives, Tesco has supplied more than £1m for stores to support local community causes

Tesco coronavirus efforts hailed by analyst

By Rod Addy

Tesco “deserves immense credit and thanks” for its “almost military-like programme of work” surrounding the coronavirus crisis, according to Shore Capital head of research Clive Black.

Food manufacturers are at the risk of running out of packaging and need to plan accordingly, warns Lloyd's Register

Coronavirus sparks food packaging shortage risks

By James Ridler

Shortages in packaging supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the coronavirus could spark compliance issues for food and drink manufacturers, according to food safety assurance specialist Lloyd’s Register.

Concerns have been raised about social distancing and the lack of PPE in food plants

Measures for meat sector and general food production outlined

Coronavirus plans for meat plants and abattoirs

By Rod Addy

Coronavirus is hitting meat plant and abattoir operations as personnel contract the disease, but the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has contingency plans, FSA chief operating officer and COVID-19 incident director Colin Sullivan has claimed.

ABF bosses have elected to take pay cuts in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

ABF bosses take 50% pay cut

By James Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) chief executive George Weston and finance director John Bason have requested a temporary 50% pay cut in anticipation of much lower earnings for the company following the coronavirus outbreak.