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Eggs: Supply Chains

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 92872, tabled on 14 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is planning to take to tackle unfair practices in the egg supply chain.

Answered on

21 December 2021

The Agriculture Act 2020 contains powers to introduce statutory codes of practice which would apply to businesses when purchasing agricultural products directly from farmers. We intend to use these powers in a targeted way where there is clear evidence of unfair practices in specific agricultural sectors and statutory codes will help address the issues. The Government will continue to work closely with all sectors, including the egg industry, to discuss any supply chain issues.