Meat Industry Brexit Impact Report

British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

Our committees

Our Committees are the driving force behind our work to improve the standards, sustainability and profitability of the British meat industry.

The volunteers who work on them are drawn from our member companies and provide invaluable insights and experience to help shape policy and initiatives.

Coupled with our strong working relationships with government and other organisations across the whole food industry and supply chain, our committees play a central role in the industry to uphold standards and drive change from the inside.

Members understand that playing an active part in how our industry is shaped benefits everyone involved from the companies that supply high quality meat products to the people that buy them. It’s for this reason that they continue to support our work by putting forward experienced representatives who know their subject to contribute to the work of our committees.

Our committees

Beef and Sheepmeat Committee

Key Areas of Work

  • Supply chain issues
  • Timely market updates
  • Assurance scheme standards
  • Breeding issues
  • Strategy development
  • Public health
  • Animal welfare
  • Import/Export issues

Pigmeat Committee

Key Areas of Work

  • Updates on key pigmeat issues
  • Cooperation with overseas trading partners
  • Cooperation with other food standards bodies
  • Export market development
  • Assurance scheme standards
  • Pig health and welfare
  • Improving traceability in the industry

Pigmeat Technical Advisory Committee

Key Areas of Work

  • Monitoring and updating standards
  • Reviewing testing and audit protocols
  • Shaping traceability audits
  • Working with certification bodies
  • Monitoring plant inspections & compliance
  • Transport issues
  • Technical issues surrounding processing

Legislation and Technical Committee

Key Areas of Work

  • Food Authenticity
  • Labelling
  • Animal welfare
  • Processing and testing
  • Standard setting
  • Collaboration with Government and industry groups
  • Providing Guidelines to industry
  • Organising training

Meat Products Advisory Groups

 Key Areas of Work

  • Monitoring availability and price of meat for processing
  • Contributing to standards development
  • Cross-industry co-operation
  • Monitoring public health and wellbeing issues
  • Liaison with food industry participants
  • Technical advisory

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Three wise monkeys

Trade / 08 Apr /

Lorry heading for a port

Trade / 24 Mar /

Union Jack held together with sticking plasters

Brexit / 23 Feb /

Meat plant workers

Workforce / 12 Feb /

Current shelf life rules potentially haven't kept pace with improvements in meat processing. @campdenbri will investigate if shelf life can be safely extended to reduce the almost £3bn worth of meat that gest wasted every year.
https://bit.ly/3b6XcMS

The EU #livestock sector has made substantial progress in terms of #GHGemissions. We are part of the solution and wish to play our role in further improving the situation, not be blamed for other sectors' wrongdoing #MeatTheFacts @GHGGuru @EU_ENV @EUAgri

On a potential veterinary agreement, Lord Frost's recent comment suggests EU, not UK reluctance????
"The EU has been reluctant to move forward to an equivalence-based agreement, but we remain open to that and hope that it will also be in due course"
https://bit.ly/3b7AnIW