FDF Briefing: Supply Chain Disruption

17 January 2022

Our industry is experiencing unprecedented challenges that are undermining the production and distribution of food and drink across the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty around changing trading relationships with the EU and Northern Ireland and global price/supply difficulties affecting ingredients, energy and shipping have affected resilience and are undermining the viability of the just-in-time supply chain model. This paper sets out an overview of the key challenges they must consider, with 10 actions that industry and UK Government should each take to address supply chain disruption.

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