Minister pledges support for flour map

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nabim’s response to UK flour shortages was top of the agenda at a meeting with DEFRA minister Victoria Prentis last month.

During the video conference, Director General Alex Waugh and Trade Policy Manager Alex Costigliola explained the situation in the flour sector and how nabim members are working flat out to meet increased retail demand.

Ms Prentis, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Fisheries and Food, was so impressed by the new Where Can I Buy Flour? Map, she went on to give it a mention on Twitter.

Also discussed was the longer-term health of businesses once lockdown is eased; along with the various reliefs and supports currently available.

Alex Waugh said: “It was a very productive meeting in which we stressed that the availability of government backing for credit insurers will be critical. We also mentioned the very limited availability of FFP3 facemasks and how these were essential for certain tasks.  And finally, the determination of flour millers to keep the nation supplied with such a critical foodstuff.”

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