Part 5: Safety, assurance and integrity — worker safety, modern day slavery

Under the heading ‘food safety’, I decided to mention the qualitatively different issues associated with the safety of all the people involved along the food supply chain.

It’s not EHOs and analytical chemists involved in such matters, as outlined in the previous blogpost. Here the issues are about exploitation, illegal employment conditions, modern-day slavery.

Both this Brexit and Covid have highlighted many issues associated with poor working conditions, low pay and the trafficking of people, a situation that existed before either happened.

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Given all of this, are we in crisis? No doubt it’s a crisis for so many exploited people . . .

And the remedy? Strict enforcement of the law.

And that means higher, possibly much higher food prices, about which more in a later blogpost.

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For more information, read:

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Previous blogposts in this series about my Lunar Society presentation Food security: Is the UK in crisis?

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This is the fifth blogpost in the Lunar Society series, others all listed in this link: Food security: Is the UK already in crisis?

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