GORDON MP BACKS MESSAGE EMPHASISING HIGH SCOTTISH FOOD STANDARDS
SNP MP for Gordon Constituency Richard Thomson has backed the message from the NFUS that the public can buy Scottish eggs and poultry with trust and confidence.
The message comes as Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is reminding consumers to take care when handling and cooking poultry products at home, including chilled and frozen chicken and turkey drumsticks, breasts, thighs and chicken pieces. This is due to a recent rise in cases of food poisoning caused by Salmonella Enteritidis linked to imported poultry products from Poland.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
"Food Standards Scotland are right to highlight the warnings regarding the rise in food-borne salmonella which is linked to imports from Poland of eggs and poultry.
“It serves to underscore the confidence that consumers can have in Scottish-produced eggs and poultry products which must meet stringent health and animal welfare standards.
“This should also serve as a wake-up call to the UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade who, just last week, were still refusing to accept that imported egg products should be subject to the same health and welfare legislation that our farmers and producers must adhere to.