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Bill Cash MP puts down Early Day Motion to address severe problems in UK dairy industry

Press release 23/06/09       

Stone MP, Bill Cash, last night put down an Early Day Motion (EDM 1724) calling for the Government to address the serious problems faced by the UK dairy industry. The EDM reads: 
 
“That this House notes the severe problems facing the UK dairy industry; is dismayed by the collapse of the co-operative, Dairy Farmers of Britain; and urges the Government to support those numerous producers affected, whilst also requesting urgent action to be taken in tightening up EU and UK labelling requirements on all products of animal origin including dairy products, particularly cheese, so that misleading labelling is stamped out and that consumers can make informed choices about the dairy products they buy, and can clearly identify the country in which the animal was reared, and raw material produced and processed.”
 
Cash’s Early Day Motion comes ahead of the Conservatives ‘Dairy Summit’ to be held at the House of Commons on 17 July.
 
Bill Cash MP said “The Government must recognise that there are severe problems facing the UK dairy industry, and following the collapse of the co-operative, Dairy Farmers of Britain, the Government is obliged to support the affected producers.
 
“It is also well known in the UK farming sector that the Government has missed the boat on food labelling procedures. That must be put right and my Early Day Motion requests that urgent action is taken in tightening up the labelling requirements on all products of animal origin including dairy products, particularly cheese, so that we no longer have this misleading labelling.”

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