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Sainsbury's increases its price to pig producers

by 5m Editor
19 October 2007, at 9:29am

UK - Sainsbury’s announced that it has increased the price it pays its suppliers for British pork, ham, bacon and sausages – which will inject an estimated 35 million into the British pig industry.

The company says its multi-million pound investment reinforces its commitment to supporting British farming.

Stewart Houston, chairman of NPA welcomes the Sainsbury's price initiative. "This is an important step as far as pig producers are concerned and I hope it will play a significant part in meeting our needs in the weeks ahead.

"The doubling of feed prices and foot and mouth restrictions have put pig producers under unprecedented pressure. Sainsbury's has listened to what we have been saying and has acted to help, and to secure its supply chain of high-welfare British pork in these difficult times.”

Matthew Johnson, Sainsbury’s pork buyer said, "We have increased the prices we pay for our fresh and further processed pork products to demonstrate our ongoing support for the British pig industry through this current difficult period.

“We will continue our commitment to the end to end supply chain and are confident that the increased prices returned to producers will help the farming community not only overcome the devastating effects of foot and mouth, but also help alleviate the effects of the increase in feed costs.”

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