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Food Supply Chain

NFU Scotland is working to ensure that Scottish farmers are valued in the food supply chain. Scottish farming is the starting point for a £13 billion food and drink sector which employs over 300,000 people in Scotland.
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NFU Scotland continues to work across the food supply chain to ensure that policies are in place which deliver transparency and market conditions which favour Scottish producers.

The NFU Scotland Supply Chain Working Group focus on a number of key areas which are relevant to food and farming in Scotland, these are:

  • Food labelling
  • Market transparency
  • Public procurement
  • Food safety and diet messaging

NFU Scotland has also carried out a number of shelf watch activities, looking to see which supermarkets are the best at supporting domestic production. Recent shelf watch results can be found here:

Pork, ham and bacon

Beef

Lamb

You can contact NFU Scotland’s Supply Chain Working Group to find out more about the Union’s work on food supply chain policy by e-mailing john.armour@nfus.org.uk


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