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5th Jul 2017

HealthWelfare

Five years 'should be sufficient time to adapt to zinc oxide ban'


Five years should be sufficient time for the UK pig industry to adapt to life without zinc oxide, according to pig medicine specialist David Burch.

3rd Jul 2017

HealthWelfare

EFSA confirms safe levels for nitrites and nitrates added to food


The British Meat Processors Association has welcomed EFSA’s conclusions that levels of nitrites and nitrates added to food are safe.

3rd Jul 2017

Brussels

How Chinese consumers are buying into the story behind British pork


Chinese consumers like the story behind British pork, according to the NPA’s Georgina Crayford, who has recently had a close-up glimpse of China's retail pork sector. 

28th Jun 2017

Brussels

African Swine Fever detected in Czech Republic


African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected in the Czech Republic for the first time, confirming further spread of the virus in Eastern Europe. 

26th Jun 2017

Brussels

UK pig production up in May for first time this year


UK production of pig meat increased year-on-year for the first time this year in May, although production appeared to be down again this month.

23rd Jun 2017

NPANews

Important update for anyone producing pigs for China


There have been some important changes to the certificates that anybody who exports pigs to China must be aware of. 

21st Jun 2017

HealthWelfare

Zinc oxide to be phased out at EU level by 2022


The European Commission has confirmed the EU-wide ban on the use of zinc oxide at medicinal levels in piglet feed, giving member states up to five years to phase it out.

21st Jun 2017

Westminster

New Agriculture Bill in Queen's Speech


The Queen's Speech, setting out the Government's legislative programme for the next two years, includes an Agriculture Bill.

19th Jun 2017

Brussels

NPA position on Brexit as formal talks begin


As formal Brexit negotiations begin, here is a reminder of our priorities for the negotiations. 

15th Jun 2017

Westminster

NPA sends open letter to Michael Gove


NPA chairman Richard Lister has sent an open letter to new Defra Secretary Michael Gove outlining the association's position on Brexit.