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UK food manufacturers push back against 14-day quarantine plan

The UK’s five key manufacturing sectors, including the food and drink industry, have warned of the potential for further job losses and supply chain shortages following the government’s 14 day quarantine ruling on travelling to the UK. Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, said there were “major concerns” that such a scheme would cut off the expertise needed to maintain the specialist machinery and equipment used in UK factories. The quarantine scheme is designed to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections as part of the government’s easing of lockdown measures.

 

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