Lockdown: buy/offer surplus fresh produce; DOH statement
FoodFocus’s Linda Jackson says: “We have been informed by some of fresh produce suppliers that they are anticipating a high surplus of stock in the next few weeks, due to the closure of the restaurant industry, which would normally take large volumes off their hands.
“This could result in unprecedented volume of food waste.
“Food Focus would like to try assist in finding alternative channels for this surplus produce, so if you are a supplier in this position, or a company who is in any way able to purchase and use/distribute excess stock, please contact us immediately.”
IF YOU ARE A COMPANY WITH SURPLUS FRESH PRODUCE:
1. Register your business details via this link
2. Choose the category called “A Supplier with Surplus Product”
3. List your products in the details section.
Given that that the President has declared COVID-19 a Disaster, various Ministers are tasked with dealing with areas as per the Disaster Management Act.
In addition, various industry stakeholders have been part of engagements and party to the agreements.
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