Legislation Meat tax for big slaughter companies suggested
The umbrella organisation of the processing industry and the meat wholesale industry (FNICGV) criticised this decision and said the representatives supporting the law were ignoring the economical situation of all those enterprises. Also Guillaume Roué, president of Inaporc, agreed with the assessment.
The president of the french farmers’ association (FNSEA), Xavier Beulin, graded the suggestion as irresponsible. He said the tax amount would be five to ten times higher than the net margin of those companies.
Also the french government didn’t like the suggestion. Minister of agriculture, Stéphane le Foll, made sure not to support the request. This had never been a recommendation of the government, he stressed.