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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

Covid-19 – Update on outbreaks in UK food manufacturing plants and possible risk factors

Over the last few weeks, you will have seen a number of reports regarding Covid-19 outbreaks in food manufacturing environments,...
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Scroll down to view all updates from the government and BFFF.

 


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

 

April 21, 2020 / BFFF Update

Government extends testing for coronavirus to more frontline workers

Access to testing for those with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been extended across England to include additional frontline workers...
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April 20, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Social Distancing in food manufacturing and processing businesses

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people in any environment. As a...
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April 20, 2020 / BFFF Update

Regulatory status of hand gels, PPE, and other equipment

There are different regulations which apply to devices and equipment including hand gels and PPE (personal protective equipment). The Medicines...
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April 20, 2020 / BFFF Update

Food workers: use of disposable gloves

As you will be aware, Government has stated that those they consider to be most at risk of contracting COVID-19...
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April 20, 2020 / BFFF Update

Changes to professional driver requirements

The Government has announced temporary changes to professional driver requirements as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.  ...
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April 20, 2020 / BFFF Update

Securing the future together

A joint letter from BFFF President, Nigel Broadhurst and CEO, Richard.  - Over the course of the last few weeks...
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April 20, 2020 / BFFF Update

Options for using PPE with an APF of 10

BFFF Letter to HSE has resulted in temporary measures to allow workers to use FFP2 masks/P2 (10 APF) rather than...
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April 17, 2020 / BFFF Update

Welsh Government Grants

It was announced at the end of March there was a £500 million Economic Resilience Fund to support the Welsh...
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April 9, 2020 / BFFF Update

Home Office information on modern slavery during COVID-19

The Home Office has published information on support for victims of modern slavery during the COVID-19 outbreak. Modern slavery is...
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April 9, 2020 / BFFF Update

Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business

Do you think your business might be able to help with the response to COVID-19? Government needs your support!– If...
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April 9, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID -19 – The use of private vehicles and car pooling

We have received several member queries on this subject and unfortunately with car sharing, social distancing is not possible unless...
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April 8, 2020 / BFFF Update

COVID-19 – Social Distancing in Logistic businesses

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people in any environment. As a...
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April 7, 2020 / BFFF Update

CIEH Volunteer Register

Here is information from the Chartered Institute of Health about the volunteer register for those with Environmental Health experience. You...
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April 7, 2020 / BFFF Update

New £3.25m COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant

Both WRAP and Defra appreciate the significant challenges and hard work that many not-for-profit food redistributors are currently facing as...
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April 7, 2020 / BFFF Update

Food Waste Action Week cancelled

Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, Defra has taken the decision to cancel the Food Waste Action Week in May....
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April 3, 2020 / BFFF Update

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The government has set up a temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CILBS) to support SMEs with an annual turnover...
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April 3, 2020 / BFFF Update

Shortages in the stocks and supply of personal protective equipment (PPE)

BFFF has written to Warren Pennington (HM Inspector of Health & Safety) at HSE to highlight shortages in the stocks...
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April 2, 2020 / BFFF Update

HSE – Regulating Occupational Health and Safety during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE have announced that they will take a flexible and proportionate account of the risks and challenges arising from the...
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April 1, 2020 / BFFF Update

BRCGS Audits impacted by COVID-19

In light of the travel restrictions now in place, BRC Global Standards have issued guidance to certification bodies arranging BRCGS...
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March 30, 2020 / BFFF Update

Redistribution of Chilled and Frozen Food

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