ABOUT THE TASK FORCE
The Pig Task Force was brought together in 2009 by Defra and chaired by the Minister for Farming and the Environment. Its main aim was to help secure the long term future of the British pig meat industry.
The Task Force focused on helping the whole supply chain to thrive in a way that is sustainable in the long term. It comprised key representatives from all parts of the pig meat supply chain to increase collaboration in the pursuit of enhanced benefits to all.
The Task Force examined areas of concern including labelling, public sector procurement, pig health, welfare, environmental performance and better communications throughout the supply chain.
Specific projects undertaken by the Task Force included:
- Establishing a labelling Code of Practice with retailers and caterers
- Making significant progress on improving pig health and welfare
- Further increase in the level of public sector procurement of pork and bacon products that meet British welfare standards
- Improved processes that achieve affordable regulatory goals, especially with regard to the environment
- Enhanced levels of co-operation, integration and communication throughout supply chain
Under its Terms of Reference, the Task Force aimed to improve the resilience of the pig meat supply chain through increased collaboration and achieving best practice throughout the chain.
A. It is open to all manufacturers of branded pork products...