Government food safety plans criticised
Sep06

Government food safety plans criticised

There is growing pressure on the Government to clarify its approach to both food regulations and maintaining the UK’s food supply after Brexit; specifically in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and Lord Bassam have strongly criticised the Government for its approach towards food safety in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. In a media release CIEH says that the statements from...

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Brits less likely to buy meat due to imports post-Brexit
Sep03

Brits less likely to buy meat due to imports post-Brexit

Shoppers may avoid buying meat if they cannot be sure it has been produced in the UK, amid concerns that standards on imported food will slip following Brexit, new research has revealed. Following warnings by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee that animal welfare and quality standards could drop as a result of Brexit; the survey conducted by ComRes suggests that shoppers could steer clear of the meat aisle....

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Meat executives respond to Government no-deal Brexit notices
Aug24

Meat executives respond to Government no-deal Brexit notices

Following the Government’s newly published set of ‘no-deal’ Brexit Technical Notices, the British Poultry Council and other meat organisations have offered their views. Yesterday (23rd August), the Government released a publication of guidance on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. The Government has stated that the technical notices offer information to allow businesses and citizens to understand what they would need to do in a...

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BMPA responds to warning of 12% rise in post-Brexit food bills
Aug16

BMPA responds to warning of 12% rise in post-Brexit food bills

This week, the UK’s largest supermarkets issued a stark warning to The Times that a no-deal Brexit would force up the price of the average weekly shopping trolley by as much as 12%. The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has released a statement in response to the newspaper article. According to BMPA, that figure is an average expected price increase, but some staples are expected to rise considerably more because of tariffs....

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BMPA backs call for new immigration policy
Aug13

BMPA backs call for new immigration policy

The chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has voiced his support for a new approach to immigration. A survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) spoke to 129,000 firms across 18 industry sectors, and the findings suggest a new approach to immigration is required. The report recommends the scrapping of arbitrary immigration targets and instead calls for a system that assesses the contribution...

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Meat inspector apprenticeship scheme in the making
Aug08

Meat inspector apprenticeship scheme in the making

A formal Apprentice Occupational Scheme for meat inspectors is being created in a bid to assist with a ‘lack of trained staff’ in the sector. Eville & Jones is leading the scheme and states that the shortage of skilled labour in this sector is a direct result of Brexit. The company intends to launch the Apprenticeship Occupation for Meat Inspectors in early 2019 and is working closely with the Institute of Apprenticeships in...

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