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Covid-19


Covid-19 Information Updates


All Lines now back in production!!

We’re happy to advise that we have been able to recommence production of our party range.

It’s taken some time and a lot of hard work but with these additions our full range is now available.

Thanks again for your continued support.

Please stay safe.

Kind regards the Lorrie’s Team

Some Good News!!

We have continued to work diligently and have adapted production practices to take account of the changes necessary to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 to our production workforce and others in our supply chain.

Happily, we continue to weather the storm well and we are pleased to advised that we have now been able to reinstate production of 3 previously suspended lines.

Now Back in Stock

* 2121 – Lamb and Rosemary Pie
* 2151 – Cornish Pastie
* 2215 – Quiche Lorraine

Thank you for your continued support throughout 2020, and we regret any inconveniece to either yourself or your customers. Hopefully things will continue to improve and our lives and communities can look forward to more settled times in the near future.

Please stay safe.

Kind regards the Lorrie’s Team

To all our valued customers

Like many businesses, Covid-19 has and continues to have a significant impact on our operations due to a range of restrictions and regulations that have impacted operations, supplies and supply chains. It is also clear that these impacts are likely to continue for some time to come.

Because of this, we have had to re-think production of a few lines and at the same time, update a few other lines due to production limitations.

NEW Vegan plant-based range

We have delayed the release of our Vegan plant-based range which includes a 200 gram pie and a 160 gram roll. Both the pie and the roll will be wrapped. Samples and more information are available, and our team will be in contact shortly. The Vegan range is expected for released in early October.

Deletions

Unfortunately, the following lines have been deleted from our range immediately.
* 2155 – Open Top Breakfast Pie
* 2160 – Steak & Caramelised Onion Pie
* 2177 – Chilli Con Carne & Cheese Pie

Out of Stock – Restricted Supply

As you may be aware, we have been out of stock of the following lines for some time now. This has been caused by the impact of Covid-19 workplace restrictions on our production lines and the unavailability or unreliability of supply of raw material.
* 2120 – Angus Steak Pie
* 2121 – Lamb and Rosemary Pie
* 2151 – Cornish Pastie
* 4115, 4141 & 4174 – Party Range

Wrapped Range

Due to supply challenges at this time our new film for our wrapped range has been delayed, hence as a result, we have had to temporarily use a clear film with black print with some production to maintain supplies of as many lines as possible.

It is regrettable that the current environment has made it necessary to make these changes to our range and hope that you understand we are doing all we can in the circumstances to ensure supplies.

We apologise for any inconvenience to you, our valued customer, and also to your customers and look forward to more settled times in the future.

Please stay safe.

Kind regards the Lorrie’s Team

We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

Since the very significant restrictions were implemented in early March, we have all had to adapt both our personal lives and businesses to live and work within the changed environment and navigate our way through these challenging times.

At Lorrie’s, we accept that this is no longer business as usual. Within our production facility certain production lines, workstations and work practices had to be modified and, to achieve appropriate social distancing for all employees and contractors, less personnel could be physically stationed on the production lines. The consequence being that the lines need to operate at slower speeds and for longer to produce the volume of product required.

With the major shutdown of cafes, clubs, pubs, events, schools and other food related businesses there has naturally been a reduction in demand across the board but particularly in relation to certain lines.

Having regard to workflow priorities and the reduced demand for certain lines, we have taken the decision to concentrate our efforts on ensuring continued production and availability of all the following priority key lines.

Priority Key Lines – Available at all times

  • Steak Pie 230g
  • Steak, Bacon & Cheese Pie 230g
  • Curried Steak Pie 230g *
  • Pepper Steak Pie 230g
  • Steak, Tomato & Onion Pie 230g
  • Steak & Mushroom Pie 230g
  • Steak & Cheese Pie 230g
  • Steak & Pea Pie 230g
  • Steak & Potato Pie 300g #
  • Minced Beef Pie 230g
  • Gourmet Sausage Roll 140g
  • Cheese & Spinach Roll 140g
  • Cheese & Bacon Roll 140g
  • Family Beef Pie 650g
Due to specific production line issues it has been necessary to slightly alter toppings as follows;
* Curried Steak Pie 230g typically had a sprinkle of curry powder on the top. This has been forgone and the top is now marked with a double “V” cut. This very minor change does not affect the taste or nutritional makeup of the pie. (Please Note: To ensure continued availability, there was a small run manufactured with a stripe of herb to identify this variety prior to the double “V” cut being implemented).
# Steak and Potato Pie 300g typically had a light sprinkle of grated cheese on top. Due to the production line and employee station positions for this variety, the sprinkled grated cheese topping has had to be forgone. This very minor change of topping does not affect the taste or nutritional makeup of the pie.

As Covid-19 restrictions progressively lift across our community and workplaces go back to work we will review demand for the suspended lines and advise accordingly.

The Covid-19 virus has forced all of us to change and adapt to circumstances that were unimaginable as recently as mid March. We apologise that the current environment has made it necessary to make these changes to our range and hope that you understand.

The work that we have done over the last several weeks has secured our supply lines and, providing there is no further wide scale restrictions put in place we do not envisage any disruption to production and distribution. Our aim is to continue to provide our customers with great Lorrie’s Pies throughout this difficult time and ramp up production to meet our customers increasing needs as restrictions are lifted and we all get back to a more ‘normal’ situation. Let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later.

Please stay safe.

Kind regards the Lorrie’s Team