COVID-19

Eustice unveiled help for food charities

£16m aid to help FareShare, WRAP feed vulnerable

By Michelle Perrett

A £16m support package to help charities FareShare and WRAP feed vulnerable people was revealed by environment secretary George Eustice this weekend, before Prime Minister Boris Johnson updated the UK’s lockdown measures.

AHDB has seen a spike in new signups for its online training programmes

Meat training sign-ups spike since lockdown

By James Ridler

New registrations to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) meat education programme (MEP) have increased by 50% since the coronavirus lockdown.

Sales and demand for meat won't return to stable levels until the coronavirus passes, claimed QMS

Coronavirus ‘compromises’ meat volumes

By James Ridler

The balance and volume of meat cuts will remain compromised until the coronavirus outbreak has passed and the market is back to normal, trade body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has warned.

The Governments plans are to be unveiled on Sunday

Coronavirus: lockdown removal plans revealed

By Michelle Perrett

Government plans to end the coronavirus lockdown could mean the enforcement of staggered shift times, limiting the numbers of people in company vehicles and the regular cleaning of factories and servicing of ventilation systems.

Greencore has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at its Northampton site

Union raises concern over Greencore coronavirus case

By James Ridler

Members of the Bakers’, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) at Greencore’s Northampton factory have raised concerns after a member of staff working at the site tested positive for COVID-19.

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the industry to excel itself to support charities, the NHS, consumers and colleagues

Food industry coronavirus support efforts swell

By Rod Addy

Food industry coronavirus support initiatives continue to build momentum, with a host of firms rallying to aid the vulnerable, NHS staff and their peers in the sector.