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Tributes paid to the Industry

Published on: 27 April 2020

DEFRA and the Food Standards Agency, amongst others, have been paying tribute to the way in which the food and particularly the meat industry is contributing to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus.

The Environment Secretary Rt Hon George Eustice MP said recently: “I want to pay tribute to all those who are working around the clock to keep the nation fed.” Going on to say “Everyone working in the food and drink industry has rallied in an extraordinary way to respond to this unprecedented challenge... the country is grateful for all that you have done.”

Martin Evans, Acting Chief Operating Officer FSA and Dr Colin Sullivan, Covid 19 Incident Director added: “In these unprecedented times we want to thank you all for working with FSA to enable your meat processing and our meat inspection to continue in businesses up and down the country in the most challenging of circumstances.”

Letter from the Environment Secretary to the food and drink industry

The Environment Secretary, George Eustice, has written an open letter to the food and drink industry.

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FSA Open letter to the meat industry in England in response to coronavirus

In these unprecedented times, the Food Standards Agency has published the following open letter thanking those working in the meat industry for their co-operation.

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