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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 19493, tabled on 21 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his EU counterpart on the food safety practices of the subsidiaries of JBS, the Brazilian meat processing company, in Europe.

Answered on

1 July 2021

My Rt Hon Friend the Environment Secretary has no specific plans to hold discussions with his EU counterpart in respect of the food safety practices of the subsidiaries of JBS. However, if any concerns are raised to Defra, he will be happy to pass them to the Food Standards Agency for consideration, as appropriate.