Coronavirus is hitting meat plant and abattoir operations as personnel contract the disease, but the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has contingency plans, claims FSA chief operating officer and COVID-19 incident director Colin Sullivan.
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.
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has introduced a temporary licensing scheme for up to three months to ensure food supply is able to run as smoothly as possible during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Unite, the union, has called on the Government to implement mandatory two-metre social distancing in the food processing industry but DEFRA advice confirms social distancing must be implemented if 'reasonably possible.'
Logistics and temperature controlled storage provider Abbey Logistics has pledged to reward its frontline staff with a recognition payment at the end of the year for their commitment during the coronavirus pandemic.