Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written statement – made on 12th July 2013.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council is on Monday 15 July in Brussels. I will be representing the UK. Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Alun Davies AM and Michelle O’Neill MLA may also attend.

On fisheries business the Commission will give a presentation on the consultation on fishing opportunities for 2014. The presidency will also seek agreement to a general approach on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

Agriculture business will focus on the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package. At present there are six any other business items;

Neonicotinoids;

Labelling of meat from animals slaughtered without stunning;

Economic consequences to the Cyprus poultry sector due to the occurrence of Newcastle disease;

Food loss and waste;

Mislabelling of beef product is a presentation from the Commission;

North East Atlantic mackerel.

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Roger Bennett
Posted on 15 Jul 2013 4:26 pm (Report this annotation)

I have always been disturbed that meat from unstunned animals is unlabelled ,more serious is the fact it is allowed to go unchecked in this country anyway I thought stunning was a legal requirement in the UK slaughtering process.