Neigh Horsemeat Here Campaign in Dumfries & Galloway

That the Parliament welcomes the news that food producers, butchers, independent retailers, farmers’ markets, cafes and retailers in Dumfries and Galloway have joined together, supported by Savour the Flavours, to launch a customer information campaign in response to the horsemeat scandal;

understands that the Neigh Horsemeat Here campaign highlights the importance of Dumfries and Galloway as a livestock-rearing region and explains how traceability in Scotland’s meat industry means that butchers and other meat retailers can provide the full history of each piece of meat that they sell; understands that the campaign, which was launched on Facebook and Twitter on 28 February 2013, has already reached nearly 30,000 people, with tweets and Facebook posts shared by businesses, politicians, local people and people further afield demonstrating a commitment to buying quality local meat, and understands that local food retailers have already seen changes in shopping habits over the last few weeks, with local butchers reporting increases in sales of around 20% and traders at Dumfries Farmers’ Market on 3 March reporting busier than usual trading with lots of people attending for the first time.

 Supported by: Nigel Don, George Adam, Jean Urquhart, Stuart McMillan, Angus MacDonald, Aileen McLeod, Annabelle Ewing, David Torrance, Bill Kidd, Kenneth Gibson, Colin Beattie, Anne McTaggart, Mike MacKenzie, Adam Ingram, Jamie Hepburn, Kevin Stewart, Dennis Robertson, Maureen Watt, Gil Paterson, Colin Keir, Sandra White, Graeme Pearson, Mark McDonald

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