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Scottish Government Meets with Pig Sector Representatives

by 5m Editor
27 May 2008, at 12:09pm

SCOTLAND - Environment Secretary, Richard Lochhead has met with stakeholders in the pig sector to discuss the future sustainability of the industry, asserting that it was crucial to involve the whole food chain in finding solutions to problems facing different parts of the sector.

The meeting forms part of a Government drive to further support the industry, with other measures including a 330,000 strategic review into the pig sector to help develop market resilience; setting up a task force to examine the feasibility of proposals to alleviate pressure on the pig sector; and highlighting the difficulties faced by the sector at the highest levels of the European Commission.

The meeting held at the Scottish Parliament was attended by representatives from; the British Hospitality Association, Scottish Retail Consortium, major supermarkets, Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers, Scottish Federation of Meat Traders, Scottish Pig Producers, Scotlean Pigs, NFU Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland, Officer of Fair Trading and Campbell’s Prime Meats.

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