Mass lobby over pollution prevention
Three UK organisations are urging poultry producers to
take part in a mass lobby of MPs on October 25 in relation to the new Integrated
Pollution Prevention and Control regulations.
The groups say the poultry industry should self-regulate and carry out independent inspections for the new environmental regulations.
In a joint statement the three industry bodies said: â€œAll sectors in the poultry industry have actively responded to consumer demand and farmers have already significantly invested on farms to meet the environmental demands within the IPPC.
â€œThe industry is not against the new environmental IPPC regulation but with years of downward price pressure and the effect of avian flu
â€¦farmers cannot continue to absorb regulatory fees when they are not recouping the cost of production.â€
NFU chief poultry advisor Maria Ball asked poultry producers to make an appointment with their local MP at the Houses of Parliament on 25 October to discuss the impact of IPPC on their business.
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