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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Production (17 March 2015)

George Eustice: ...complicated supply chains. Assurance measures and traceability of produce are key to a sustainable food chain. The Government has made it clear that following the vulnerabilities highlighted by the horsemeat fraud incident all food businesses need to review their own systems and test their products to demonstrate to consumers that they are in control of their supply chains. It is in...

Bills Presented — Standardised Testing for Diabetes (People Aged 40 and Over): Horses and Ponies (Live Export) (11 March 2015)

Gregory Barker: ...likely to be fooled by false UK paperwork than our own abattoirs here in the UK. We are watching this happen and, it appears, doing nothing. I am afraid that this is exactly the kind of complacency that contributed to the horsemeat scandal. Horses, unlike other livestock, are relatively unregulated, so trafficking in them is easy to get away with. Organised criminals are also exploiting...

British Agriculture — Question for Short Debate (26 February 2015)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...UKIP has nothing to say about young farmers, the price of land, capital machinery investment or food quality assurance and it wants to get rid of all of these border controls and regulations. What is going to happen when we have another horsemeat scandal? Finally, UKIP seems to have nothing to say on animal welfare issues, which certainly concern the Liberal Democrats and the public, and...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) (23 February 2015)

Anne McIntosh: ...) and for Kettering said, and it raises questions about where this meat ends up. That is a separate source of concern. You would think, Mr Gray, that we had learned the lessons of adulterating the food chain through the horsemeat scandal, but today’s debate shows—I back up what the Minister has said previously—that any form of labelling has to be done at EU level. I hope...

CCTV in Slaughterhouses (3 February 2015)

Henry Smith: ...opinion it has improved welfare considerably.” The slaughter industry has not made a good name for itself. In recent years, the media have reported on: the deliberate adulteration of meat products with horsemeat; the scandalously high levels of Campylobacter in chicken; the theft of firearms from slaughterhouses; the use of a captive bolt gun to commit a murder; and a number of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Horse Meat (3 February 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prosecutions have taken place in the UK as a result of horsemeat being sold as beef in the last five years.

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...

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