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More support needed for food and drink supply chain

More support needed for food and drink supply chain

16 Oct 2020

FPC has joined others in the food and drink supply sectors to call for more support from UK Government.

The industry group has highlighted grave concerns following further local Covid-19 restrictions affecting the food service and hospitality sectors.

Commercial revenue from the 70% of turnover distributed to the private hospitality sector underwrites the 30% of business supplied to public sector contracts. Without the income from the commercial sector, the supply of food to institutions such as care homes, prisons, schools and hospitals is at immediate risk. Wholesalers send specialist food to care homes and this cannot be replaced by deliveries from supermarkets. The same supply chain is also essential to the ongoing supply of food to primary and secondary schools for the provision of school meals.