UK – Dairy industry body Dairy UK has launched its manifesto for British dairying ahead of the May general election.
The manifesto aims to provide a blueprint for the government to tackle the sector’s main challenges with an eye on a sustainable and competitive future, the organisation said on Tuesday.
DairyUK chairman, Billy Keane, said there was a number of ways the government could “step up” support for British dairy products, pointing to nutritional information and reducing red tape.
However, he said : “Our industry is a UK success story. It employs in the region of 80,000 people and the capital investment by leading dairy companies has more than doubled over the last decade.”
Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, said: “Dairy is vital to Britain’s economy, environment and diet and therefore it is clearly within the Government’s interest to ensure that the industry is well-supported. This Manifesto will provide the new Government with all the information it needs to make the right decisions on behalf of the dairy industry.”
Dairy UK will call on government support to:
- Promote British milk and dairy as nutrient-rich foods in a healthy and balanced diet;
- Maintain a safe and secure dairy supply chain in the UK;
- Guarantee an environment which facilitates growth and development in the industry.
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