Warfare over pig welfare claims
THE British, Danish and Dutch pig industries are in a bitter war of words over quality in the 1.7 billion-a-year pig market, reports The Herald.
Rival claims for the production of the best quality and most welfare-friendly systems are being staked by representatives from each country.
Derek Andrews, development manager of the Meat & Livestock Commission (MLC), writes in The Grocer that, until Dutch and Danish industries implement the same standards as Britain, “we do not have a level playing field”.
John Howard, marketing director of the Danish Bacon & Meat Council, retorts that Danish producers observe British standards.
The MLC also disputes the claims of the Dutch to have the best quality scheme in Europe.
- Government targets pigmeat imports, FWi, 01 February, 2000
- Imports soar as UK tightens pig welfare, FWi, 12 November, 1999
- Brown talks tough on pigmeat labels, FWi, 06 October, 1999
- Danes slam UK pig farmers claims, FWi, 25 January, 1999
- The Herald 16/02/2000 page 23