The British Poultry Council is one of a number of meat trade organisations to sign up to a joint statement issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in response to the challenges associated with Covid-19.
Regulators and industry bodies have come together to share their joint commitment to producing safe food, protecting consumers and ensuring high animal welfare standards.
Putting food on the table remains the main focus, even with the coronavirus demanding extra measures in the workplace. Photo: Koos Groenewold
The joint statement also recognised the crucial role of thousands of key food workers who selflessly continue to work every day on the front line. In the joint statement, all parties have expressed their gratitude for the commitment of key workers in food production to maintaining the nation’s food supply.
Our key works are feeding this nation and supporting the heroes of the NHS on the frontline. – Richard Griffiths, BPC Chief Executive.
BPC Chief Executive Richard Griffiths said: “The coronavirus crisis is posing a number of challenges for British food producers. Given that the human impact of the crisis is significant, our industry is working hard to ensure employee well-being through appropriate social distancing, putting measures in place to mitigate the consequences of the crisis, and working collaboratively to keep the food chain moving. “Our key works are feeding this nation and supporting the heroes of the NHS on the frontline. We’re delighted to be working together with the FSA and other food bodies to carry on putting food on every table during these extraordinary times.” Earlier, this month the BPC received a letter from Rural Affairs and Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner of Kimble thanking the sectors’ “resilience and understanding” and “ensuring we have safe and nutritious food on our tables.”
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