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The Takeaway - December

Welcome to the December edition of The Takeaway! It’s been a tough year for everyone, especially those in the food industry, and as we look towards a brighter 2022, why not take a break and catch up on the biggest foodservice stories of the past month…

Rishi Sunak pledges additional £1bn in financial support for COVID-hit hospitality sector with £6k grants for businesses

It’s the biggest story of the month - the effect of the Omicron variant on the hospitality industry. Sky News report on how the government plans to help the sector weather the storm…

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M&S issues gluten-free bread product recall over allergies

Stroud News were one of the many outlets to look into the product recall of a popular Marks & Spencer gluten-free sourdough over fears it contained wheat flour.

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Spam sales hit record high for seventh year in a row

In one of the lighter recent stories of late, the oft-debated processed meat SPAM recorded record sales for the seventh consecutive year. The BBC have the story…

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Why Covid is not a good stress test of the food supply chain’s resilience

The pandemic has no doubt wreaked havoc on most industries - not least food - but when The Grocer investigated its impact on food security, the results were not what they expected...

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Scottish Wholesale Association welcomes wholesalers’ access to £8m supply chain funding

Wholesale Manager delve into the announcement that that food and drink wholesalers will get access to £8 million supply chain funding from the Scottish Government’s £100 million Omicron business support package…

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