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NPA Brings British Bacon to Europe

by 5m Editor
27 April 2010, at 11:14am

UK - Euro-politicians are in for a treat tomorrow (28 April) when they will be served a breakfast of British bacon, eggs and sausages at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The British breakfast bonanza has been organised by the National Pig Association and the NFU in Brussels to highlight at EU level the high animal welfare standards achieved by British pig farmers.

UK company Dalehead Foods is the proud provider for the event. Dalehead’s meat from two of Britain’s biggest pork producing regions, East Anglia and the East Midlands, will feed MEPs, EU Commission officials and interest groups during a discussion about why British pig farmers are at the forefront of animal welfare in farming.

Stewart Houston, NPA Chairman, said “Any UK pig farmer knows that high standards of animal welfare, animal transport and hygiene are an important part of running their businesses every day. We will be in Brussels to guide EU policy makers in making the right regulatory choices, keeping in mind the need for economic stability in the industry.

“Taking over the kitchens at the European Parliament has not been easy. We have to thank UK MEP Vicky Ford and colleagues from the East Anglia and East Midlands regions for being so dedicated to the cause and making it possible to serve such a delicious, animal welfare friendly breakfast to their EU colleagues."