4 Jan 2024
The UK government is committed to tackling contractual unfairness where it exists in the agri-food supply chain. At the UK Farm to Fork Summit held at Downing Street on 16 May 2023 the UK government announced a new review into fairness in the horticulture supply chain to support British farmers and improve food security.
The fresh produce sector has faced numerous significant challenges in recent years that have impacted crop production across the sector. Energy, fuel, and labour costs have risen significantly at the same time as the sector has dealt with the impacts of unprecedented and volatile climate conditions. The impacts can be seen across the sector; for example, industry has reported a reduction in tomato and berry production in the past couple of years with further reductions expected next year.
This consultation follows similar consultations that have already taken place looking at the dairy, pig and egg sectors, and is our next step in delivering on the UK government’s commitment to consult on the need for supply chain fairness regulations on a sector-by-sector basis.
Access to the consultation can be found below and FPC encourage all members to complete this deadline prior to the deadline of 22nd Feb 2024
Members can use an Excel version of the consultation to pre-read all questions and provide draft responses before completing on line for ease as required.
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