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UKHospitality welcomes government consultation on UK’s food industry

UKHospitality has welcomed the government’s consultation on England’s food industry.

The government opened a call for evidence, led by Henry Dimbleby of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and co-founder of Leon, which will investigate the entirety of England’s food system from “farm to fork”.

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “Not only is the UK’s food sector one of the most exciting and lively in the country, it is one that affects everybody. The sector is also existentially linked with the hospitality sector, so we naturally want to see it prosper.”

She added: “The changing political, technological and environmental landscapes mean that challenges are constantly evolving. Businesses and customers are ever more interested in issues such as sustainability, provenance and health. A progressive and responsive food industry is therefore a must.

“It is vital that hospitality is at the forefront of the conversation so we welcome the opportunity to engage with Henry, who has a great knowledge of our sector, to make sure we secure an integrated and joined-up strategy that supports businesses.”

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