Supermarkets back off from UK pigmeat


7 October 1999



Supermarkets back off from UK pigmeat


SUPERMARKET support for British pigmeat has slipped away in recent months, a meeting in Perth was told this week.

Less than 50% of the bacon they sold was now British. Imports were up 18% in the past year, most of it coming in a sharp spurt from July.

A recent bank report has warned that almost one third of UK pig farmers could be out of business by Christmas.


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