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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) George Eustice MP. He stated that food availability in UK supermarkets had returned to “normal levels” after a period of panic-buying at the start of the coronavirus outbreak.
· Mr Eustice also said the international food chain is continuing to “work well”, but he said he expected there to be a need to recruit furloughed staff in the UK to harvest crops at the start of the summer.
The text of Mr Eustice’s statement can be found here. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/environment-secretarys-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19-26-april-2020
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