The Chilled Food Association (CFA) is supporting vets battling the rising tide of costly red tape needed to allow Great Britain to transport short shelf-life composite foods of animal origin into the EU.
Widely recognised is the importance for health of plenty of plant-derived ingredients – vegetables, fruit, grains, oilseeds and pulses – combined with more moderate amounts of animal-derived foods for the wealth of essential nutrients these provide.
Meat and dairy exports to the EU remain threatened by the lack of vets needed to implement food safety checks and sign export health certificates (EHCs), claims the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
ABP’s by-product division Advanced Proteins has acquired John Pointon and Sons’ animal by-products and proteins business in Staffordshire – the UK’s largest single-site by-product and pet food ingredient supplier.
Beef producers and the Government have agreed to unite to explore ways to increase awareness of the benefits of red meat amid fears competition from plant-based products is further damaging the already beleaguered industry.