17 September 1998
Send surplus pork to Russia, says BPA
By FWi staff
SURPLUS pigmeat which is flooding the UK and European markets should be sent to Russia as food aid, the British Pig Association (BPA) urged today (Thursday).
Pigmeat stored under the European Union scheme to take surplus supplies off the market must be exported out of the EU at the end of a maximum six-month storage period.
The British Pig Association has suggested that the meat should be sent to Russia to help alleviate food shortages caused by a poor harvest and the economic crisis.
“Pigmeat could be offered to the Russian people as a goodwill gesture during their acute financial and economic crisis,” said a statement from the association.
A final decision on the suggestion rests with EU farm ministers.