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Tory MP Neil Hudson said he was worried that the free trade agreement (FTA) could see British farmers undercut and “undermined” by cheap Australian meat imports.
Thousands of pig farmers say they are in ‘a living hell’ as a perfect storm of supply chain delays caused by COVID and a shortage of butchers has pushing their industry to the edge.
A UK business spoke about having no choice but to raise the prices of its goods as trade between the UK and the EU becomes increasingly difficult, ITV News Reporter Martha Fairlie reports on New Year's Day 2022.
Britain has been outside the EU’s legal regime for a year and has faced a number of impacts.
Brits are now banned from taking meat and dairy products with them on holiday to EU countries and this includes even chocolates and some sweets that have animal-derived products.
With the pandemic worsening supply chain problems and UK worker shortages caused by Brexit, there’s a chance we may need to adapt our Christmas dinners this year.
The Food Standards Agency has warned meat and poultry producers that a shortage of vets could impact their ability to operate in the run-up to the busy festive season.
New EU food safety regulation – coming into force next March – is ‘concerning’ exporters, MPs told.
Brexit has impacted the sales, production and exports of British halal food, while red tape has driven up costs.
Staff shortages see carcasses exported for processing and then reimported.
British cattle farmers are sending supplies to Ireland to be carved into cuts, according to the chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), before being brought back to the UK for consumption.
Great Britain’s beef producers export to Ireland before reimporting, while pork processors consider the Netherlands.
Many Brits will be forced to go without a Christmas turkey this year because of Brexit labour shortages, MPs were told this afternoon.
Farmers have warned of "huge downsides" to Boris Johnson's new trade deal with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Lord Debden says agreement ‘completely at odds with everything the government has promised’.
The latest opinion piece from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) notes postponing import checks from the EU leaves UK meat exporters at a significant disadvantage.
The UK's government is "shifting the playing field" in discussions on the Northern Protocol, the Foreign Affairs Minister has said.
The British meat industry is warning that hundreds of thousands of pigs may have to be culled within weeks unless the government issues more visas to allow slaughterers into the country.
New Zealand meat exporters are losing patience over their inability to get product into Northern Ireland after Brexit.
Shortages are the only thing we don't seem to be running out of in the UK right now.
With inflation set to rise, alongside the cost of shopping and transport, the economic fallout will squeeze Britons’ budgets.
A leading customs expert who predicted the truck driver shortage and issues causes by the sea border in the Irish Sea believe delayed bureaucratic customs laws will lead to meats, fruit and vegetables from the EU being too costly to import.
Government poised to announce further extensions to post-Brexit ‘grace periods’ until at least the end of the year.
Thousands of healthy pigs may be culled if the government does not step in and tackle labour shortages at Britain’s slaughterhouses and processing plants, meat producers have warned. / It could result in perfectly good meat going to waste, says National Pig Association.
Abattoirs, butchers and meat processors are set to employ prisoners and ex-inmates to help plug labour shortages.