Government offers post Brexit support for UK sheep industry
Feb18

Government offers post Brexit support for UK sheep industry

The UK Livestock Brexit Group welcomed Farming Minister George Eustice to speak at its so called contingency meeting on 14th February to answer various key questions put forward by participants. According to reports sent to Meat Management, both Defra and the Minister stated their support and appreciation for this group, that consists of nearly 30 UK wide livestock related associations and bodies. The National Sheep Association (NSA)...

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‘Catastrophic impact of a no-deal Brexit’ – Trade Bodies
Feb12

‘Catastrophic impact of a no-deal Brexit’ – Trade Bodies

The meat and wider food industry has warned of the “catastrophic impact of a no-deal Brexit” in a letter to the Defra Secretary of State, Michael Gove, which was signed by over 30 meat and food trade bodies. The letter which was endorsed by meat industry organisations such as the British Meat Processors Association, International Meat Trade Association and the British Poultry Council, outlined the potential impact of a no...

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British meat sector in force at SIRHA
Feb07

British meat sector in force at SIRHA

Meat promotion bodies AHDB, QMS and HCC joined forces at Sirha in Lyon recently which took place between 26th and 30th January – J P Garnier reports. The highly regarded gastronomy event takes place every two years and is attended by more than 200,000 visitors with the 2019 show attracting a record 3,000 exhibitors. Sirha is famous for its international competitions, including butchery, burgers, traiteur, charcuterie and, of course,...

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No deal Brexit concern for food safety
Feb06

No deal Brexit concern for food safety

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has expressed serious concern about the potential of a no deal Brexit compromising food safety standards, and believes it could affect public health. The CIEH statement follows the Government’s announcement that border checks on goods coming into the UK will be greatly reduced in the event of a no deal Brexit outcome. In essence, this means lorries will be able to drive straight...

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Meat industry responds to Brexit deal rejection
Jan16

Meat industry responds to Brexit deal rejection

Following the news that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected in Parliament by 230 votes, the meat industry has voiced its concerns. The defeat is said to be the largest for a sitting government in history and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence in the government which could trigger a general election. The British Poultry Council (BPC) released a statement from its chief executive...

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Government challenged to ensure a smooth Brexit
Jan03

Government challenged to ensure a smooth Brexit

Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference on 3rd January, both Environment secretary Michael Gove and National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters spoke about the risks of leaving the EU without a deal. Environment secretary Michael Gove told the Oxford Farming Conference: “It’s a grim but inescapable fact that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the effective tariffs on beef and sheep meat would be above 40% – in some...

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