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Food Surplus Hit Europe, Europeans Encouraged To Eat More


The foods are locked in restaurants while people are trapped in their homes due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Food surplus has hit Europe, with Europeans and Britons being urged to eat more steak, chips and cheese.

The surplusi, reports say, is as a result of the closure of restaurants and bars because of coronavirus outbreak.

Despite widespread panic-buying in supermarkets across the continent in March as people responded to the coronavirus crisis, food producers are now calling on customers to stock up again, reports Skynews.

One of the countries urging its citizens to eat more is Belgium.

Reports say Belgium Trade Association for the potato industry,
In Belgium, has called on people to consume more of the nation’s world famous French fries, as they remain unable to eat out due to the impact of COVID-19.

Accordingly, all
Belgium’s 5,000 frites stands have been shut down because of coronavirus.

Image credit: Skynews

Romain Cools, the secretary general of industry group Belgapom, is reported to have said “Traditionally, Belgians eat fries once a week, and it’s always a festive moment.”

He added that “Now, we are asking them to eat frozen fries twice a week at home.”

The demand for frozen potatoes has declined in the recent weeks, with the Belgian industry facing a possible loss of €125m (£111m), if thousands of tonnes of surplus spuds go unsold this year, Mr Cools says.

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