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Here is information from the Chartered Institute of Health about the volunteer register for those with Environmental Health experience. You can sign up here CIEH are also signposting guidance: Quick Guide to Safe Shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic and Food Delivery and Takeaway guidance, so do use and share as needed. Volunteer Register Letter -CIEH

Both WRAP and Defra appreciate the significant challenges and hard work that many not-for-profit food redistributors are currently facing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. These essential organisations play a vital role in ensuring surplus food can reach people in need or those considered most vulnerable, whilst also preventing this essential resource from becoming […]

Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, Defra has taken the decision to cancel the Food Waste Action Week in May. In addition, the WRAP delivery team is postponing the launch of the Food Conversation (Wasting Food: It’s Out of Date) campaign, and will confirm when a date to launch this campaign has been agreed. In […]

Updated 06/04/2020 – Following further consultation with our Primary Authority the ‘BFFF Guidance on the freezing down of chilled and ambient product to preserve life’ has been updated: We advise that where a business proposes to re-label, they should, in the first instance, provide and agree details of the changes with their local food authority.  […]

The government has set up a temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CILBS) to support SMEs with an annual turnover less than £45million, giving them access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5million and for up to 6 years. The loan comes with no set up fee and is 12 […]

The Government has announced temporary changes to professional driver requirements as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.   Driver CPC periodic training During the coronavirus outbreak, it may be difficult for drivers to complete their periodic training. The Department for Transport has therefore put in place temporary changes to professional driver qualification requirements. […]

In light of the travel restrictions now in place, BRC Global Standards have issued guidance to certification bodies arranging BRCGS recertification audits. BRCGS expect certification bodies to follow government guidance during the specified timeframe including the use of global auditor pools where necessary. View the full document here: BRC072 BRCGS Audits impacted by COVED-19 -12_03_20

Updated 03.04.20 – Now includes a link to the Food Standards Scotland guidance: https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/downloads/COVID-19_-_FSS_Guidelines_for_Food_Business_Operators_and_their_Employees_FINAL.pdf and a Questionnaire for Food Business Operators and Their Employees   The advice on social distancing measures applies to the essential work being completed in food processing plants within the UK, this in reducing the social interaction between workers. As a […]