Sheep Meat: New Zealand

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will discuss with his New Zealand counterpart how that country labels exports of sheepmeat to include information on pre-stunning.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

Defra officials regularly meet with their New Zealand counterparts to discuss a range of issues including the New Zealand requirements around slaughter and food labelling. Officials have discussed the issue of stunned sheepmeat exports from New Zealand.

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