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UKHospitality backs new food security measures

The Prime Minister announced at the NFU Conference this morning that an annual UK-wide Food Security Index would be produced and that a ‘farm to fork summit’ would be held annually.

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of UKHospitality, contributed to the conference today, discussing the future of British food, and backing the measures.

Commenting, she said: “Food is at the absolute core of hospitality’s offering and robust food security in the UK is critical to our venues.

“It’s essential to maintain continuous supply and also to offer our customers the high-quality food they rightly demand.

“Both of the measures announced by the Prime Minister today are very positive and I’m pleased that the Government is building on the success of the farm to fork summit held last year.

“I was delighted to be involved in that summit and it’s so important that hospitality continues to be a central part of this work.

“After all, hospitality feeds around 20 million people each week and is a significant route to market for food producers.”