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Mass Covid testing for food workers begins after Tate & Lyle trial

The government has agreed to provide up to six weeks’ worth of free tests for food companies

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Covid test & trace boss Mike Coupe announces mass testing trial for food industry

Trials of the testing programme have already been carried out and will be expanded next month

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Supermarket bosses complain of ‘draconian’ Covid clampdown by health inspectors

Councils have been sending in inspectors across the UK after being urged by ministers to enforce safety measures

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Brexit delays may cost industry £170m in food waste, official analysis shows

Government analysis has revealed up to 142,000 tonnes of food, feed and drink may be lost in the next six months

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‘Incompetent’ customs agents exacerbating border disruption

Many customs agents were reportedly recruited too late to receive adequate training

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Seafood ‘sticking plaster’ is welcome but it’s not the only sector that needs post-Brexit support

A £23m fund is better than a slap in the face with a wet kipper. And it’s more than the UK meat sector has been promised

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  • Quarter of UK households live in ‘veg poverty’, new research finds

  • Irish food and drink exports to UK ‘buoyant’ in 2020: Bord Bia

  • Brexit delays may cost industry £170m in food waste, official analysis shows

  • What’s the solution to the seafood sector’s export crisis?

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  • ‘Incompetent’ customs agents exacerbating border disruption

  • Seafood ‘sticking plaster’ is welcome but it’s not the only sector that needs post-Brexit support

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