The skills and training world is changing rapidly, with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and new apprenticeship standards. Bill Jermey of the Food and Drink Training and Education Council discusses the opportunity apprenticeships provide.
A meat inspection firm, which has warned of an imminent shortage of suitably skilled vets, sparked by the Brexit process driving overseas talent back to their native countries, is launching a training initiative to help remedy the problem.
Brexit can and should champion British producers, according to leaders of the British food and farming industry, who have called on the Government to maintain frictionless trade with the EU post-Brexit.
Key meat industry bodies have expressed concern over the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) decision to sell abattoir and classification provider Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Limited (MLCSL) to HallMark Veterinary Services.
Members of the food and drink industry descended on the houses of parliament this week to highlight some of the 86 products that run the risk of losing protected geographical indication (PGI) once the UK leaves the EU.