BMPA warns lack of vets will mean lorries ‘won’t even make it out of factory’

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The British Meat Processors Association has once again raised concerns over the increased number of vet inspections that will be required after the UK has officially left the EU.

After 31 December, every single consignment of meat or meat-based products, from steaks and sausages to beef curries and Hawaiian pizzas will need an Official Veterinarian to inspect it and sign an Export Health Certificate before it can leave the factory.

The problem, which the BPMA has said the Government has known about since the Brexit vote back in 2016, is that Britain doesn’t have enough vets to deal with the new demand, and less than 100 days out from the end of the Transition Period, there is still no sign of how this is going to be resolved.

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