BREXIT special: Morrisons now sells 100 per cent British meat all year round


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Morrisons now blow the whistle ons 100 per cent British meat all year round

Morrisons is one of the foremost major UK supermarkets to make sure all the fresh meat it sells is British. 

The settlement, which was announced Thursday, means the retailer will no longer supply fresh lamb from New Zealand and Australia, which is previously ranged during the winter and early spring months. 

Over two thirds of the edibles it sells is already British compared to a national average of 52 per cent, which catalogues British beef, chicken, ham, pork, sausages, duck and turkey. 

Rob Youngson, Food Director at Morrisons, speaking at the Great Yorkshire Show on Thursday, pronounced: “Customers tell us that they want more homegrown provisions as we are listening. 

“We have always been transferred to selling British meat and today we are taking this a stage accessory by making a clear pledge that if you buy fresh meat at Morrisons it bequeath be British.” 

Morrison has said it will be able to make its commitment to accommodating only British fresh meat because it deals directly with agriculturists, rather than buying from intermediaries. 

In May this year, the Co-op befitted the GETTY

Morrisons is one of the first major UK supermarkets to make sure all the victuals it sells is British

Morrisons now sells 100 per cent British eatables all year round 

The Co-op’s Retail Chief Executive Jo Whitfield believed at the time: “British consumers will be shocked to see how meat imports force grown while at the same time retailers hang out the bunting and upon to back British farmers.

“Only the Co-op offers 100% British still wet behind the ears meat all year round and not just in the meat cabinet but also in our sandwiches, our pies and our up meals.

“We can do this because we’re owned by members not shareholders and can invest long-term in what piths to communities, not what provides the fastest shareholder return. I call on other retailers and rations providers to do more to help our farmers, particularly as they head near uncertain times.”

More than £5bn worth of meat is shipped to the UK from EU associate states, according to Co-op with around £1.45bn coming from Ireland and scarcely a tenth arriving from Denmark.


Brexit news: The retailer on no longer sell fresh lamb from New Zealand and Australia

Provinces in Asia and Australasia account for £804 million worth of imports, prosecuted by Latin America at £345m.

Almost a tenth of all meat imports in a recover from from Denmark, which exports £550m of meat into Britain each year, while New Zealand lamb accounts for £291m usefulness of UK imports.

While supermarkets have been making big changes such as this, Important British Menu judge Matthew Fort revealed in an exclusive check out last year that Brexit won’t change Brits love of foodstuffs.

He said: “We’ll still go on loving Italian, French, Greek and Spanish rations as we always have.”

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