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UK Poultry Body Welcomes Food Security Report

04 July 2014

UK - A new government report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on food security has been welcomed by the British Poultry Council.

In response to the report, British Poultry Council CEO, Andrew Large, welcomed the government recognition of the risk from feed imports.

He said: “We are pleased that the Committee has given serious consideration to Food Security.

"It remains an important issue not only for the food industry, but for all in the UK.

"There are important matters raised in this report. The Government should consider them carefully and indicate in its response how the UK’s food security can be ensured.”

“As per our evidence to the Committee we particularly welcome the Committee’s focus on the strategic risk posed by animal feed imports. In January of this year, 70 per cent of our members said feed prices were the single most important factor in their overall cost of production.

"The poultry meat sector expects that this will be an important element of future UK food security policy.”

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