Food Innovation Wales has opened helplines in each of its geographic areas to support Welsh food and drink manufacturers during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Companies can contact the helplines for advice and support with food safety, technical issues or guidance on supply chain continuity, such as raw material supplies.

Food Innovation Wales, backed by Welsh Government, is based at three food centres across Wales. The team aims to help manufacturers of all sizes navigate their way through a complex range of food disciplines, including nutrition and dietetics, environmental health, new product development, factory and workplace design, quality assurance, hygiene, food safety, marketing and efficiency..

Professor David Lloyd of Food Innovation Wales, said: “This is a challenging time for food and drink manufacturers in Wales with increasing demands on factories, the workforce and supply chain.

“Food Innovation Wales, with our technical and commercial expertise, are on hand to provide a range of support and guidance.”