Members are telling us that many have been forced to cut back weekly chicken production by 5-10%, all year-round turkey production by 10% and estimate Christmas turkey production to be cut down by a 20%.
When you don’t have people, you have a problem – and this is something we are seeing across the whole supply chain. The labour crisis is a Brexit issue, and one that has been widely reported across the food and drink sector.
Limiting non-UK labour supply and deeming British food heroes as ‘low-skilled’ has jeopardised food businesses and made access to quality British food harder for people in this country. Exacerbated by the ‘pingdemic,’ UK food security is being put at risk – but we cannot forget that Brexit has caused the problems we are now struggling to solve. –By British Poultry Council