Flour, Covid-19 & Brexit
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|Milling & Grain
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|UK flour milling industry continues to raise itself despite ongoing challenges.
By Nick Donovan, Commercial Director at Allied Mills UK & Chairs the UK Flour Millers Communication committee.
It was a year of worst-case scenarios. Yet despite Covid and Brexit, the UK’s flour milling industry has excelled itself in 2020, says Nick Donovan.
According to the latest survey by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), UK flour production in 2020 was down by just one percent on the previous year, and slightly higher than in 2017 and 2018.
This is quite something, considering the gloomy predictions based on the closure of the hospitality trade and the reduced demand in prepared sandwiches due to people working from home.
And let’s not forget that although the UK produces around 90,000 tonnes of standard flour each week, at the start of the pandemic only 12 of the 50 mills in the country were geared towards retail... Read more.