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Poultry Industry (20 January 2015)

Roger Williams: My hon. Friend makes a good point. Traceability, although good in the United Kingdom, is challenged by things such as the horsemeat scandal. I am sure that traceability in the US is not up to the standards that we enjoy here. Let me give the House some examples of the difference between the UK and the US. UK poultry producers have made very significant strides in the reduction of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture and Rural Development: Northern Ireland Food Animal Information System (12 January 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: ...full traceability for the industry, allows us to target new markets and to really showcase what we have to offer. The Member will be acutely aware that our industry was able to stand above others over the recent horsemeat issue because we had a full traceability system. That is the value of this system and why we need to procure it to make sure that we have a new system in place that will...

Pension Schemes Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (7 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: My Lords, first, I thank my noble friend Lord Holmes for sharing his concerns with us. He is very much the Desert Orchid of the Government Back Benches. He steered us to removing some horsemeat from the food chain in a typically earthy metaphor, although he got mixed up later with “sunny uplands”. However, I will do what I can. I confirm that the Government are aware of this...

Serious Crime Bill [Lords] (5 January 2015)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...it is an essential industry, yet crime gangs—the very people who are also involved in smuggling fuel, tobacco and people—have now turned their attention to how they can make illicit gain from our food industry. Those involved in the horsemeat scandal that emerged just a year and a half ago operated out of Newry—the same people as have been identified operating fuel fraud...

Backbench Business: Fishing Industry (11 December 2014)

Anne Begg: ...relating to EU policy—I am sure my hon. Friend the Member for Luton North (Kelvin Hopkins) will be delighted to hear about yet another thing he can beat the EU around the head with. It has been brought about because of the horsemeat scandal and the labelling. The processors tell me that the labelling that the EU hopes to impose on the industry will simply not be workable, because it...

[Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] — Food Security (27 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...awareness about how we source our food is higher than it has been for some time, not only because of the rise in food poverty and the attention that that has received in the press, but because of the horsemeat scandal and the review by Professor Elliott that followed. I will make a few points about that review, since it was published after our Committee’s report. It highlighted the...

Opposition Day: [Unallotted Half-Day] — EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures (19 November 2014)

Theresa May: ...includes Europol, which does excellent work to tackle cross-border crimes—under its British director, Rob Wainwright—and Eurojust, which often operates hand and glove with Europol, such as during the horsemeat scandal early last year. As I have already said, the package includes the European criminal record information system—ECRIS—as well, which has dramatically...

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Law (10 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Theresa May: ...offences, cautioned or summonsed to court. They included a 51-year-old Polish man arrested on suspicion of involvement in a fraud of more than 11,000. Europol also played a key part in tackling the horsemeat scandal that so appalled this House and the British public last year, as did Eurojust, another of the measures in our package.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Animal Slaughter (Religious Methods) (4 November 2014)

Neil Parish: ...but the industry to make sure that it is as little stressed as possible when it comes through the slaughterhouse, but of course, the act of slaughter is in itself very difficult. The revelations of horsemeat contamination in 2013 highlighted the importance that consumers place on the origin of their food, and the trust that they place in retailers to guarantee that. When that trust is...

Control of Horses Bill (24 October 2014)

Julian Sturdy: ...to address fly-grazing more effectively in the future. That support has been further cemented by my meeting with the Local Government Association on this issue. The reasons behind the growing prevalence of fly-grazing are complex. My understanding is that since the horsemeat scandal that devastated our confidence in the EU’s food safety process the price of horsemeat has plummeted....

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horse Meat (13 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish the report of the inquiry into the wrongful selling of horsemeat; and what the reasons are for the time taken to publish that report.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supply Networks Review (26 September 2014)

Lord de Mauley: ...of the food industry called specifically to discuss the review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks since June 2014. However the action being taken by industry following the horsemeat fraud incident and the Elliott Review interim report will have been discussed in the regular meetings Ministers have held with the food industry during this time. Professor Elliott...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Beef Cattle: Nomadic (9 September 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: ...The EU regulations suggest that you have to include where it was born, reared and slaughtered, but the beef can also now say "Irish". Full traceability is absolutely there. That was our strength during the horsemeat crisis. Minister Coveney and I are keen to make sure that there will be no interruption of that in securing an additional label. It is merely to...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Horse Meat (9 September 2014)

George Eustice: On 4 June 2013 the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced that Professor Chris Elliott would lead an independent review of Britain’s food system in light of the horsemeat fraud. The ‘Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks’ focused on consumer confidence in the authenticity of all food products and any weaknesses in food...

Business of the House (10 September): Backbench Business — Food Fraud (8 September 2014) See 21 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...for the great reputation of our exports, as well as for the confidence of consumers at home. I want to say a little about the action that the Government and others have already taken since the horsemeat scandal broke at the beginning of last year. First, there has been robust testing of meat by industry and by the Government, with more than 50,000 tests of processed beef products carried...

Business of the House (4 September 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...of the House assure us that the Government will make time available for the House to discuss these important matters? Today, the Government have finally decided to publish the Elliott report following the horsemeat scandal last year. The report was due in spring, and we are now in September. The food industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, so it is crucial that the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Elliott Review (4 September 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: ...and copies have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. The review Professor Elliott’s final report sets out a systems approach to improve the food supply chain. As last February’s horsemeat fraud incident demonstrated, it is vital that we move towards a more open culture that allows consumers to understand where their food comes from and encourages industry to take more...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply Networks Review (3 September 2014)

Caroline Lucas: ...for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to Lord Rooker of 11 August 2014, HL1378, on the food supply networks review, for what reasons Professor Elliott's final report on horsemeat fraud and the food supply networks review has not yet been published; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Horse Meat (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken in response to the discovery of horsemeat in other foods in 2013 to improve co-operation between Government departments on public health issues.

Agriculture and Food Industry — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Grantchester: ...aware of diseases crossing over into the wild population and, indeed, into the human population through zoonosis. I am very glad that the noble Lord, Lord Trees, mentioned that issue. Under the Tory-led Government the horsemeat scandal severely damaged the consumer’s confidence in the industry, and we must fix that urgently. The Elliott review into the integrity and assurance of food...

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