Pig producers urged to be confident about post-EU Britain
Published:  28 June, 2016

The National Pig Association (NPA) has said that British pig producers should look forward to life outside of the European Union. 

According to the NPA, British pork has made inroads into world markets over the past couple of years due to British pork’s premium reputation. The association is confident that this will continue despite the vote to leave the EU.

“As an association, we may be sceptical about a bonfire of regulations, but we share our Brexit members’ belief in the resilience of our industry and the specialness of its product,” said NPA chief executive Dr Zoe Davies today.

The NPA said that British pork’s safety and regulatory credentials, high welfare characteristics and ability to provide different genetics for different price points are all desirable qualities in pork.

It added that frequent Red Tractor and RSPCA Assured standards ensure that safety and regulatory credentials of pig meat are of a high standard.