Asda NPA criticises storing less British pigmeat

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Photo: NPA

National Pig Association (NPA), the trade association for the pig industry in the UK has heavily criticized supermarket Asda for stocking less British pork products and stocking more imported pigmeat.

The survey conducted by AHDB Porkwatch covering November 2016 revealed that the overall British pigmeat stock in the UK supermarkets fell by 3%. On the September survey it was down by 5%. Asda was the worst performer among the 10 retailers covered in the survey, registering 35% drop in the volume of British pork on its shelves between September and November 2016.

The best performers continued to be Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, with scoring 100% or close to it across the board. Of the total pork in the UK supermarkets, 79% were British pork which was down 5% on September and 2% on November 2015. Bacon 46%, ham 62% and sausages 82% were from British farms.

All retailers, except Tesco and Asda, scored 100% in pork, with Lidl becoming the latest to join the club in the November survey. Of the ‘big four’, Sainsbury’s scored well across all categories, except bacon at just 35%, 11% down on September.

 

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