Security fencing for food suppliers

The UK is currently experiencing a wave of food shortages. In these times of possible deprivation, securing the food stock we have is more important than ever before.

Throughout this blog post, we’ll explore the issue of food security and shortages, as well as some of the ways in which Jacksons Fencing can help using experience to safeguard the UK’s supplies both now and in the future.

Why is food security so paramount?

We can pinpoint several key factors that are making food security a critical issue.

Firstly, the knock-on effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to transport and source food from both domestic sources and throughout the wider world. This is accompanied by the after-effects of Brexit, which has further contributed to shortages and delays.

Lastly, the ongoing wars mean some trade routes are currently impacted, preventing the UK from accessing food stock that it would otherwise rely on.

These wider issues are layered on top of ongoing security concerns stemming from theft, which has always been a threat wherever high-value food and livestock are stored.

Scarcity is causing a number of problems for both consumers and food providers, due to rising costs and issues in the supply chain. Some of the main products that are threatened by shortages include everyday staples such as bread, cooking oils, corn, maize, and a variety of meats.

Without widespread availability of these products, the UK is bracing itself for shortages and empty supermarket shelves.

The nation currently wastes around 2m tonnes of food each year, while millions of adults and children struggle to put food on the table. These numbers look set to continue rising unless drastic action is taken.

With so much uncertainty brewing around the UK’s food stock, we cannot afford to be complacent about keeping existing food stores safe and secure. Thankfully, there are a few things that can be done to help safeguard them.

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