The British government’s new “Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services,” which states that where the government lays down standards of production, it should ensure that its own purchases meet these standards, is being seen as further support for the English pig industry.

The British Pig Executive has said it welcomes the document, which offers guidance to all British government departments. “This is seen as further support for the English pig industry and its higher standards of production as required by UK legislation,” the group said.


The guidance document points out that it is for individual departments to take responsibility for and justify the food they buy and ensure that it meets their requirements and achieves value for money.