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Letter to Prime Minister: NFU Leads Charge on Trade and Standards Asks Ahead of Brexit
The National Farmers Union has taken the initiative and mobilized a huge coalition of farming, environmental, animal welfare and public health organizations to write a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on trade and standards.
Sent to coincide with the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which has now had Royal Assent, the letter said:
Dear Prime Minister,
We are writing to you as a broad coalition of major farming, environment, animal welfare and public health organisations who share and support your government’s stated commitment to ensuring the environmental, animal welfare and...
Pig Feet from Britain to be Shipped to China
Six sites in Britain have been given official approval to export pig feet to China in a new agreement announced today.
Exports will be able to commence shortly after the sites – five in England and one in Scotland – were confirmed to meet Chinese requirements.
It will be the first time these sites in Britain, which belong to Cranswick, Karro and Tulip, have exported pig feet to China. While pig feet have relatively low demand in the UK, they are prized in the Chinese market.
The news comes just days after the government announced beef from the UK will be exported to...
Mintel: Affluent Brits Flock to Chicken Shops and Restaurants as Sales Increase
Well-heeled Brits are joining the nation’s chicken shop obsession, according to latest research from Mintel. Over the last year alone, the number of affluent Brits visiting chicken outlets and restaurants has shot up from 40% in 2018 to 45% in 2019.
Meanwhile, those who have stable household finances are also now more likely to be enjoying the nation’s chicken shops and restaurants. Almost half (47%) of those describing their financial situation as ‘OK’ visited a chicken shop in 2019, compared to 41% a year earlier. This comes as the chicken segment has seen some worse-off consumers exiting the market. The number of Brits with a challenging financial situation visiting chicken shops dropped from...
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