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Food industry veteran will lead 'much-needed' review into worker shortages

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An East Anglian food production veteran has been appointed to lead an independent review into labour shortages in the supply chain.

The food industry has been hit by chronic workforce problems in recent years, due to factors including post-Brexit immigration restrictions for EU workers.

Defra has launched the review to fulfil a pledge in the government's new food strategy, which said the horticulture sector "cannot sustainably rely on migrant labour".

It will be chaired by John Shropshire, the former chief executive of major vegetable and salad growers G’s Fresh Group, based near Ely.

He will be supported by........

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