2 June 1995

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%.

&#8226 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.