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Did you know?... 31 March, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 31 March, 2020

Did you know?... Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Heather Humphreys TD, Minister For Business, Enterprise and Innovation paid a visit to Total Produce  Swords, one of its five national Retail Central Distribution Centres in Ireland on Friday 27 March. The Taoiseach and Minister Humphreys met with Total Produce plc Chairman, Carl McCann and Managing Director of Total Produce Ireland, Des McCoy before taking a tour of the facility, observing the stringent hygiene protocols in place.

Did you know?... Dublin Meat Company has donated over 1,500 Fit Food Ready Meals free of charge to our frontline staff since the COVID-19 began. The Irish owned and family run craft butchers said that the public can also donate it's healthy meals and snack offerings and 100% of all proceeds will go to the frontline staff. To get involved click here.

Did you know?... Deliveroo has announced two services in the UK that could help people who are self-isolating due to the coronavirus, reports Reuters. The food delivery firm will supply essentials such as tinned goods, pasta and household items, and it has also announced a tie-up with Marks & Spencer's stores on BP forecourts.

Did you know?... Yum Brands Inc has said that it expects the coronavirus to impact its second-quarter same-store sales more significantly than in the first quarter, reports Reuters. The company highlighted early signs of a sales recovery in markets that were first impacted by the outbreak, but said that there is no assurance of continued improvement.

Did you know?... Cambodia will ban some rice exports to ensure local food security during the coronavirus crisis, prime minister Hun Sen said on Monday, the latest country to curb food exports because of the pandemic. Although Cambodia is not a major rice exporter, exporting only about 500,000 tonnes a year according to government figures, a food industry group on Monday cautioned against other governments' moves that could threaten global food security

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