Scotch beef back on menu for Europeans

UK - The large Scottish contingent of meat processors and potential exporters of beef left the SIAL international food trade fair and exhibition last night in confident mood.
calendar icon 25 October 2006
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Many business contacts were renewed on the Quality Meat Scotland stand, while there was a clear prospect of trade with new outlets. An inquiry was received for lightweight Scotch lamb from Turkey, while a Lebanese importer expressed a keen interest in both lamb and beef. Interest was also evident on the part of Spanish importers of lamb.

Allan Jess, president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers, said: "I think the prospects are excellent and this will in time feed right back through the chain to farmers. But we have to ensure we have enough product, especially to supply the export market and our customers in the UK who have been very loyal to us over the past 10 years."
For the first time, it was possible to find Scotch beef not just on the QMS stand. Several brokers on mainland Europe are now increasingly involved in the trade.


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