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McGhee's News: 17 March 2020
 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) — McGhee’s Bakery Policy

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update from McGhees Bakery
 

At McGhee’s Bakery, the well-being of our staff, the staff of our customers and suppliers is our top priority. Hence, we are specifying steps to be taken by employees and suppliers in order to protect our staff and our business against the impact of the Corona Virus.

The World Health Organisation has declared that the outbreak of 2019-nCoV (commonly known as Coronavirus ) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

Considering the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak and it’s continuing threats, we want to update you on some of our plans and how we are managing the situation in our own business.

We have a dedicated team in place to monitor the situation carefully as it develops, and to mitigate any potential impact on our customers, colleagues and suppliers.

We have to continue to monitor and follow official guidance issued by the UK Government, Defra, the NHS and the Food Standards Agency.

The health and well-being of our employees is our number one priority

The primary defence against the virus is not to travel to any affected area. These areas are outlined in the attached link from the Foreign Office: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Even if any of our employees have not been to one of these areas, if they are worried at all about their health, they should not come into work, they should inform a Director and contact their GP or 111 if appropriate and seek medical advice. The NHS guidelines on Corona Virus are in the attached link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Visiting our offices

As a precautionary measure, we would ask you to minimise visits to our offices and consider using other arrangements such as conference calls or telepresence, especially if: you have visited or have come into contact with someone who has visited China, Korea, Iran or Italy in the last 6 weeks, or are displaying cold & flu like symptoms

If you decide a visit to our office is appropriate, please ensure you follow the relevant advice from health authorities

Impact on product supply

The short-term impact has been minimal, and we continue to serve our customers with full availability.

At the time of this statement, our supply chain has not been affected. Sufficient ingredient stocks are in place to ensure our customers are not disrupted and supply chain remains unaffected.

As well as stock levels, we have a plan in place to prioritise certain product lines, if in the event our staff levels significantly reduced for a period of time.

This situation is being kept under constant review and all Customers will be notified at the earliest opportunity if there is likely to be any disruption.

In the event of production issues, we will:

Prioritise high volume lines
  • Ring-fence a core range of high-volume lines for prioritisation of production & distribution
  • We will have to start some prioritisation of deliveries in conjunction with our customers’ needs
Pre-produce where possible
  • If the products are long shelf life, then pre-produce where possible
  • If the products are short shelf life, and we have the freezer capacity, pre-produce and freeze where appropriate.

In what is clearly a very fast-moving situation, we are currently producing and dispatching stock as normal. The benefits of our bakery supply chain model are that ingredients are sourced locally (UK) where possible, and the supply chain is local. However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue updates accordingly.

—The Directors
D McGhee & Sons Ltd

 

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McGhee's News: February 2020
 

Scottish Baker of the Year—Vote Now Open

 

Scottish Baker of the Year 2020 Vote Now Open

 

• Customer's Choice Award Voting Now Open
• Vote closes on 13th March 2020

 

The public vote for the Customer's Choice Award at this year's Scottish Baker of the Year competition is now open.

 

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