Vets urge Government to maintain animal welfare standards post-Brexit
Feb05

Vets urge Government to maintain animal welfare standards post-Brexit

British Veterinary Association (BVA) president Daniella Dos Santos has called on the Government to work with the veterinary profession to ensure animal health and welfare standards remain high following the UK’s complete withdrawal from the EU. The message comes after Boris Johnson outlined a set of negotiating priorities that would mean animals and animal products exported from the UK into the EU single market will need veterinary...

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Boris Johnson dismisses concerns over low-quality food imports from US
Feb04

Boris Johnson dismisses concerns over low-quality food imports from US

In a speech outlining his Brexit trade plans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted at importing genetically modified food from the US and called for an end to ‘hysterical’ fears over the hygiene and standards of American food. Addressing the crowd at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, Johnson said: “There are other issues where I think that I’ve heard a certain amount of hysterical … there is a sort of thing about as if American...

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Brexit and the meat industry: What happens now?
Jan31

Brexit and the meat industry: What happens now?

With the UK calling to an end its 47 year membership of the European Union, Meat Management explores what Brexit really means for the meat industry. Over the past few weeks, a number of organisations and key figures have spoken out on the major topics surrounding Brexit and the meat industry. Standards Most recently, a number of farming organisations and trade bodies signed a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, calling for a firm...

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Meat trade organisations react to General Election result
Dec16

Meat trade organisations react to General Election result

With the Conservative Party wining a huge majority at the end of last week following the General Election Meat Management asked some of the leading trade bodies for their take on the results and what it means for the meat sector.   This slideshow requires JavaScript. Alan Clarke, chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said that the outcome of the general election has brought some welcome clarity to years of political...

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NSA launches toolkit to prepare businesses for the future
Oct31

NSA launches toolkit to prepare businesses for the future

With significant changes to agriculture imminent, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has launched a ‘Business Readiness Toolkit’ to help UK sheep producers ensure they’re prepared for changes in the coming months and years. NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “NSA has long been aware our exit from the EU will result in significant change that will affect sheep farming. This is likely to be seen in trade patterns and markets, but...

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NFU Scotland says enough is enough, Brexit decisions are needed now
Oct28

NFU Scotland says enough is enough, Brexit decisions are needed now

Speaking at last week’s NFU Scotland autumn conference president, Andrew McCornick, said: “Solid outcomes determined now will define the successful future for Scotland’s farmers, producers and crofters post Brexit.” He added: “We are at the end of yet another very turbulent week for UK politics and still we await resolution to Brexit.  Our members remain rightly frustrated by a lack of clarity and need real answers...

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