The United Kingdom’s supermarkets, wholesalers and hauliers are struggling to ensure stable food and fuel supplies after an official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate themselves after contact with someone with COVID-19.

On Thursday, newspapers carried front-page pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets, while shoppers also took to social media to highlight shortages of certain products in stores across the country.

The Reuters news agency reported food items were widely available in shops in the capital, London, although there were some shortages of bottled water, soft drinks and some salad and meat products.

The UK’s second-largest

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The European Commission held a ‘high level celebratory event’ to mark the launch of the EU Code of Conduct for responsible food business and marketing this morning.

“The Code is one of the first deliverables of the Farm to Fork Strategy. It could significantly help the transition towards a sustainable food system. And it does not come a day too early,”​ European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides said in her prepared remarks.

This Code is part of the EU’s efforts to increase the availability and affordability of healthy and sustainable food options. It shows signatories –

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Ask any Puerto Rican what island life has been like over the past year and a response you might get is that Puerto Rico always bounces back. “We Puerto Ricans are known for our tenacity,” says Nicole Olmeda, a Puerto Rico native and communication coordinator at Discover Puerto Rico. “No matter what is thrown our way, we know how to handle it and move forward.” This sentiment is something many visitors can feel, now more than ever—in the arts, through budding mural projects like Yaucromatic, in entrepreneurship, with collaborative efforts like Brands of Puerto Rico designed to band local

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  • Restaurants are struggling to find staff more than other small businesses, a poll found.
  • 74% of independent restaurant owners say it’s harder to find workers now than before the pandemic.
  • Four in five small businesses told Alignable that their supply costs are higher, too.

The leisure hospitality industry appears to be on its way to recovery after adding 343,000 people payrolls in June, making up 40% of total US job gains – but independent restaurants say they still can’t get enough staff.

Seventy-four percent of independent restaurant owners say it’s harder to find employees than it

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Cat & the Fiddle’s locally-inspired Singaporean Breakfast kopi-o cheesecake.
SINGAPORE – The National Day Parade may have been postponed, dining in banned and social gatherings curtailed, but do not let these restrictions dampen your mood for Singapore’s 56th birthday.

Food and beverage (F&B) businesses are rolling out takeaway and delivery deals, with many coming up with creations specially for National Day.
And what better way to show your patriotism than to support the country’s F&B operators.
The Straits Times checks out eight National Day-inspired items.

1. Singaporean breakfast cheesecake

Robust flavours of locally sourced Nanyang coffee powder are infused into

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Step right up! In the spirit of summer, Krispy Kreme came out with a whole new line of carnival-themed treats, and they’re sweeter than ever. The new summer line features three brand-new limited-edition doughnuts, and they’re the perfect addition to any summer festivity. First up is a caramel apple doughnut that’s filled with caramel-apple-flavored cream, dipped in green-apple icing, drizzled with caramel, and finished with rainbow sprinkles. Uh, yum. Next is a cotton-candy doughnut that’s a glazed doughnut dipped in cotton-candy-flavored icing, covered in cotton-candy sugar, and topped with buttercream and rainbow sprinkles — hi, yes, we’ll take a dozen.

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