Meat exports up
BRITISH meat exports increased by over a quarter last year, according to latest Food from Britain figures. And France, the UKs largest market, now accounts for 40% of meat exports. Total food and drink exports rose in the same period by 10% to £9bn, of which EU countries accounted for 62%.
• UK households, meanwhile, are spending more on bacon than lamb or pork, says the MLC. Despite the fall in production and sales in the early 1990s, bacon is now consumed in over 90% of households.
The 1994 National Food Survey figures show household bacon sales at £903m a year. Mutton and lamb totalled £672m, and pork £762m.