Monday, 11 February 2013
Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has spoken up for quality Scotch Beef in the House of Commons.
The SNP’s Westminster Agriculture spokesperson was responding to a statement from UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, on horsemeat and food fraud.
Following the Secretary of State’s update on the situation to the House of Commons this evening, he was asked by Dr Whiteford:
Responding, Secretary of State Owen Paterson agreed and said:
Speaking from Westminster after the debate, Dr Whiteford said:
“The clear message to consumers should be that bodies such as Quality Meat Scotland have rigorous assurance schemes in place covering everything from animal welfare to haulage standards; from auction marts to processors.
“By supporting your local independent high street butcher, the consumer can be assured that they are purchasing meat of the highest quality and traceability.”