The FF Plus has requested the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, to urgently lift the ban on the sale of prepared food.
In legal terms, there is no stipulation in the lockdown regulations that makes provision for the exclusion of any category of food products. The only explicit exclusion is food products containing alcohol.
Law enforcement agencies that prevent the sale of prepared food or that confiscate it are acting unlawfully and could possibly face civil claims. The consequences of such unlawful actions are causing immeasurable damage to the take-away industry, as essential food providers, and it will inevitably lead to job losses.
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