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NFUS Urges Poultry Retailers To Show More Responsibility

by 5m Editor
11 April 2006, at 12:00am

UK - NFU Scotland is asking retailers to be more responsible in their dealings with both suppliers and consumers following last week&#39;s bird flu case. The call comes after Asda were quoted as having dropped a poultry supplier who operates within the 10km Avian Influenza surveillance zone in Fife. Asda then went on to deny this comment and have since confirmed that they will not be ceasing to trade with any Scottish poultry producers. John Kinnaird, NFU Scotland President, said: &quot;Following discussions we had with ASDA this morning we very much welcome the news that they will now continue to source from Scotland and from all of their current suppliers. &quot;All retailers have a responsibility towards not only their suppliers but also to the trust placed in them by consumers. At present I just don&#39;t see that responsibility or trust being exercised. Scottish producers already jump through hoops to meet the, often unreasonable, demands of the retailers and for a major retailer to threaten to take business away and reduce consumer choice with no scientific foundation is irresponsible. <i>Source: StackYard</i>

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