Meat industry reacts to EU NI Protocol proposals
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) and the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) have welcomed new plans for the post-Brexit agreement on trade with Northern Ireland, but remain cautious about its limitations.
Potential changes to NI Protocol on cold meat, says EU Commission VP
European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic has announced that the EU is preparing to present “far-reaching proposals” that could “dramatically” reduce the level of checks on goods.
NPA reacts to PM’s comments on potential pig cull
The National Pig Association (NPA) has said that Boris Johnson “played down the prospect of an on-farm welfare cull” during his interview with Andrew Marr on Sunday morning.
NPA calls for butchery visas to tackle pig backlogs
The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged the government to extend its offer of short-term visas to butchery workers to help avoid further disruption in the pig sector.
Government looking at SAWS as solution to labour shortage
George Eustice, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has said the government was “looking at options”, including the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme (SAWS), as a means of tackling the current workforce crisis.
Food industry issues united call for Covid-19 Recovery Visa
In a letter to the Prime Minister, organisations from across the food sector have asked for the urgent implementation of a Covid-19 Recovery Visa to help alleviate the current labour shortages.