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MPs press for origin labelling

by 5m Editor
15 November 2004, at 12:00am

UK - James Paice, shadow secretary of state for agriculture, is supporting a campaign against pork imports produced with welfare standards lower than those in force in the UK.

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National Pig Association
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NPA is active on members' behalf in Brussels & Whitehall, and with processors, supermarkets & caterers - fighting for the growth and pros-perity of the UK pig industry.

Along with a large number of other MPs, Mr Paice signed a House of Commons Early Day Motion calling on the government to push for clear and unambiguous country of origin labelling on pork products.

The MPs are watching progress of the nationwide PorkWatch initiative, the bi-monthly survey of supermarkets to identify which retailers are performing best and worst in stocking pork, bacon and ham produced to minimum UK standards.

Mr Paice said: "The British Quality Standard Mark gives shoppers the assurance their pork is properly produced and guarantees it is British, which helps level the playing field for our pig farmers."

Source: National Pig Association - 15th November 2004

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