Backlogs on pig farms affecting carcase weights
Sep02

Backlogs on pig farms affecting carcase weights

According to figures by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the ongoing labour shortages have had a knock-on effect on the rate of slaughterings and the price of carcase weights.

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Scottish food sector calls for pre-Christmas action on labour shortages
Aug31

Scottish food sector calls for pre-Christmas action on labour shortages

An open letter from Scotland’s food and drink industry to the Scottish and UK governments requests urgent action to tackle staff shortfalls ahead of the crucial Christmas season.

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UK food industry sets out “clear ways” of overcoming labour shortages
Aug27

UK food industry sets out “clear ways” of overcoming labour shortages

The UK food and drink sector has set out recommendations in a new report, asking the government for a 12-month Covid-19 Recovery Visa to help alleviate the current workforce shortages across the food supply chain.

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Iceland MD says Christmas supply chain at risk
Aug26

Iceland MD says Christmas supply chain at risk

Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland, warned that further disruptions to the food supply chain could lead to bigger stock problems months along the line.

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Covid disruption among factors driving drop in red meat exports
Aug25

Covid disruption among factors driving drop in red meat exports

Covid-19 is among a list of factors that have impacted red meat exports during the first half of 2021, according to data analysed by HCC.

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Driver shortages “likely to worsen”, warn lobby groups
Aug23

Driver shortages “likely to worsen”, warn lobby groups

Logistics UK and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have called on the government to review current policy on HGV drivers, to tackle the driver shortages across the food supply chain.

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