NFU Praises Retailers For Stocking British Beef

UK - Latest findings that show more British beef and lamb is being stocked by British supermarkets have been welcomed by the National Farmers Union (NFU) livestock board.
calendar icon 4 October 2011
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National Farmers Union

The latest Eblex Beef and Lamb Watch survey, carried out in supermarkets during August 2011, shows that, based on stocks of packs in chiller cabinets, 83 per cent is produced in Great Britain.

This is the highest level since the quarterly survey was started in its current form in August 2008.

The figures also show that 56 per cent of beef and 65 per cent of lamb packs are carrying the Red Tractor assurance logo.

Alistair Mackintosh, NFU livestock board chairman, said: “Our livestock farmers produce a product that is second to none and we are pleased to see that the major supermarkets are choosing to back British."

"There has been a consistent improvement in home sourcing of beef and we now look to see this commitment carry on into the future."

“We will remain vigilant on pack labelling including retailer support for the use of the Red Tractor logo, to ensure customers can continue to buy beef and lamb produced to leading standards of food safety and animal welfare.”

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