18 November 1999
Back meat promo body, Scots told

ALL those involved in the Scottish meat industry should support the new meat promotion body for Scotland, says Alan Kirkwood, president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers.

His call comes in the wake of criticism of the Scottish Quality Meat Council (SQMC).

The SQMC opens for business next April taking over the work of the Scotch Quality Beef & Lamb Association and the Scottish Pig Industry Initiative.

It will have a budget of £1.7 million and an additional say in how a further £3m of levy payers money is spent by the Meat & Livestock Commission.