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Helplines launched to support Welsh food and drink manufacturing sector during COVID-19 outbreak

In light of the increased stress on the food supply chain in Wales during the COVID-19 outbreak, Food Innovation Wales has opened helplines in each of its geographic areas to support Welsh food and drink manufacturers. Companies can contact the helplines for advice and support with food safety, technical issues or guidance on supply chain continuity (e.g. raw material supplies).

Food Innovation Wales, backed by Welsh Government, is based at three food centres across Wales. The team of industry experts can help manufacturers of all sizes navigate their way through a range of complex technical and commercial issues.

Professor David Lloyd, Food Innovation Wales, said:
“This is a challenging time for food and drink manufacturers in Wales with increasing demands on factories, the workforce and supply chain. Food Innovation Wales, with our technical and commercial expertise, are on hand to provide a range of support and guidance.”

To contact Food Innovation Wales for help, please use the following contacts:

South Wales
ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre, Cardiff Metropolitan University:
Rhiannon Richards: 07468 752237 – – (Technical Support)
David Lloyd: 07770 825069 –
Martin Sutherland:  07770 701660 –

Mid Wales
Food Centre Wales, Ceredigion County Council:
Arwyn Davies: 07970 304701 –
Angela Sawyer: 07855 253296 –

North Wales
Food Technology Centre, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai:
Paul Roberts: 07810 647432 –
Anne-Marie Flinn: 07519 363187 –