Peter Allan, president of British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), has called on the food industry to “stand up and be counted” during Britain’s Brexit negotiations in his speech at the association’s annual business luncheon on 22nd November.
Mr Allan, who was speaking to over 1000 business leaders at the event at London’s Hilton Park Lane, also reiterated BFFF’s support for the leadership of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) in facilitating the food industry’s response to government negotiations.
Mr Allan, who is also director at Cargill Meats Europe, said: “It is impossible to predict what the eventual outcome of Brexit may be but the food industry as a whole must approach this with a clear, loud and collective voice.”
The speech follows the launch of BFFF’s survey into its members’ concerns over the implications of Brexit the results of which called on the government to deliver on its food export strategy early in negotiations.
Mr Allan added: “BFFF offers the FDF its wholehearted support in creating a strong, powerful and dynamic argument as to why the food industry needs to be given the priority it richly deserves.”
In his speech Mr Allan went on to state that BFFF will continue to work with other associations to advise and inform members of the latest developments for the industry during the uncertainty that lies ahead for UK businesses.