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COVID-19

Stay up to date with all the latest news and updates of the COVID-19. Read about the latest government guidelines and restrictions, with information about the work and initiatives the British Frozen Food Federation are launching in order to help support the industry.

 


Latest Update

 

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Jun 20

Revised Guidance for Food Businesses to prevent and manage Covid-19

On 26th June revised guidance for food businesses to prevent and manage Covid-19 was published by PHE, FSA and Defra:...
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Industry Support Initiatives

 

The Support Workers Portal

The British Frozen Food Federation is working with the Association of Labour Providers to help promote the Spare Worker Availability ...
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The Wholesale Support Platform

Since the closure of the hospitality sector, the supply chain into the Out of Home market is overstocked with chilled ...
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The Transport Support Platform

In these difficult times we are seeing some parts of the industry having to take vehicles off the road as ...
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The BFFF COVID-19 Query Page

The BFFF COVID-19 Query Page has been created to show the main queries in which our team are receiving from ...
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Webinar Wednesdays

Webinar Wednesdays BFFF hosts regular 30-minute webinars to update members on the latest developments and what it means for your ...
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The Frozen Food Platform

As the Government’s advice issued on Monday starts to take effect it is clear that consumers habits are changing at ...
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All Updates

 

May 21, 2020 / BFFF Update

BEIS announce FREE webinars on working safely during coronavirus

Join a free webinar, hosted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to find out more about how...
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May 13, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – The difference between Face Masks (PPE) and Face Coverings

Face Masks Where you are already using personal protective equipment (PPE) in your work activity to protect against risks such as ingredient dust...
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May 12, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Government publishes guidance to get businesses back up and running, working and operating safely

Updated 12/05/2020 - Practical guidance was published by the government yesterday for UK employers to help get their businesses up...
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May 12, 2020 / BFFF Update

Government publishes COVID-19 recovery strategy for England

Following the Prime Ministers address of 10th May, the Government has now issued a 50 page document outlining the progress...
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May 12, 2020 / BFFF Update

Updated BFFF Guidance on Freezing Down of Chilled and Ambient Product to Preserve Life (V4)

Following further consultation with our Primary Authority and members of our Technical Expert Group, the ‘BFFF Guidance on the freezing...
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May 11, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Safety Alert – Alcohol Based Sanitiser– Highly Flammable

The use of hand sanitiser is crucial during the COVID-19 crisis. Public Health England has advised that hand sanitisers with...
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May 7, 2020 / BFFF Update

New citizens’ food report shows we’re loving food and hating waste during lockdown

WRAP have released a new report on 5 May looking at 'Citizen responses to the Covid-19 lockdown – food purchasing,...
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May 5, 2020 / BFFF Update

GroceryAid launches £1.5M Covid Fund

The GroceryAid Covid-19 Fund has been established to provide enhanced support for grocery colleagues during this unprecedented time. GroceryAid has initially...
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May 5, 2020 / BFFF Update

Using low dust flour may reduce or eliminate the need for respiratory personal protection (RPE)

At a time when we have personal protective equipment shortages it’s worth exploring the use of low dust flour, this...
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April 30, 2020 / BFFF Update

NCSC warn of vulnerability affecting Sophos XG Firewalls

Last week cyber security company Sophos reported its XG Firewall product had been subject to a Structured Query Language (SQL)...
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April 30, 2020 / BFFF Update

BEIS Webinar: Financial Support for Small Business During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Register to join a free webinar hosted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at 11am on Tuesday...
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April 29, 2020 / BFFF Update

BFFF Food Factory Re-Opening Guidance

BFFF have created guidance, with the support of the Technical and Health and Safety Expert Groups, in preparation for when...
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April 29, 2020 / BFFF Update

Key Worker Testing – Online Portal

The UK Government has launched the new online portal where employers in England and Scotland can register and refer self-isolating...
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April 28, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – New 100% Small Business Government Loans

Updated: 04/05/2020 - Small businesses are being recognised by government as the backbone of our economy and can now benefit...
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April 23, 2020 / BFFF Update

Important Updates on Covid -19 testing for key workers

As you will be aware from previous updates we have circulated (http://bfff.co.uk/news/government-extends-testing-for-coronavirus-to-more-frontline-workers/) testing for COVID-19 is being extended to include...
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April 23, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19: Food Supply Chain – Availability of PPE – 23 April 2020

This briefing paper highlights the challenges faced by food and farming businesses in sourcing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as part...
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April 23, 2020 / BFFF Update

Guidance on equivalent FFP2 dust mask reference numbers for purchasing

In our other guidance we have mentioned that HSE have allowed the temporary use FFP2 masks for food ingredients over...
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April 23, 2020 / BFFF Update

FSA communications to enforcement officers on re-labelling of food

Government is aware that there may be labelling problems due to supply pressures being experienced at this current time. Over...
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April 22, 2020 / BFFF Update

Government launches new COVID-19 business support finder tool

Updated 22/04/2020 - A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and...
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April 21, 2020 / BFFF Update

Cyber Security Advice and Support

Recognising that the Food Industry is an essential part of the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic the National Cyber...
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