New meat export systems not viable, says BMPA
Feb09

New meat export systems not viable, says BMPA

New Brexit export controls have all but halted small, mixed, just-in-time deliveries of British pork chops, sausages and other meat products to supermarkets and customers in the EU and Northern Ireland, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA). Nick Allen, CEO of the BMPA, explained that sending a single lorry load of mixed products from different UK businesses to different EU or Northern Irish customers to stock...

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Efra launches inquiry into Brexit meat and seafood delays
Feb01

Efra launches inquiry into Brexit meat and seafood delays

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (Efra) has launched an inquiry into how the Government can support meat and fish exporters following the impact of Brexit. The industries have been hit with severe border delays which as a result of new Brexit regulations which are causing a “serious and sustained loss of trade”, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA). The broader inquiry, which will now begin...

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Retailers call for urgent action over NI food shortages
Jan13

Retailers call for urgent action over NI food shortages

Chief executives from some of the UK’s major supermarkets are calling for “urgent intervention” following reports of food shortages across Northern Ireland’s retailers. In a letter addressed to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, bosses from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer called for action in order to prevent further disruption to NI food supplies. According to a BBC report, the letter read:...

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Bumper Christmas period sees record demand for groceries
Jan05

Bumper Christmas period sees record demand for groceries

Despite tightening Covid-19 restrictions across the country, December proved to be the busiest month on record for supermarkets with shoppers spending £11.7 billion on take-home groceries according to the latest market commentary from Kantar. Changing tier restrictions, Brexit negotiations and reports of delays at Dover meant Brits shopped earlier than normal and the busiest day of the year was 21st December, when 15 million...

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Meat industry responds to Brexit deal
Jan04

Meat industry responds to Brexit deal

Trade organisations representing the British meat industry have reacted to the new Brexit agreement which was reached on 24th December between the UK and the EU, with many welcoming the new deal. With concerns of a no-deal Brexit growing, to the relief of many, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the ‘Christmas Eve Agreement’ between the UK and EU had been reached, ending many months of negotiations and speculation. Announcing...

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Sausage exports banned as part of new trading rules
Jan04

Sausage exports banned as part of new trading rules

Raw sausages and other minced meats will no longer be exported to the EU, following the result of the UK’s Brexit agreement with the EU. New EU rules on exports state that animal products, such as minced red meat, poultry and other prepared meats such as sausages, cannot be exported into the EU. The new rules will apply to England, Wales and Scotland, however they do not affect exports of raw minced meats to Northern Ireland. The...

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