Raw sausages and other minced meats will no longer be exported to the EU from January 1, according to new rules.The guidance was part of a post-Brexit trade deal agreed between the United Kingdom and the EU last week.The meat industry agency attended a conference call with ministers on Tuesday seeking clarification on the issue.The British Meat Processing Association said it was one of many concerns.The new EU export rules stipulate that from 1 January the following animal products cannot be exported to the EU:
Chilled red meat
Preparing frozen meat (Like raw sausage)Minced meat (poultry)Poultry and Rat Rites or slotxo Game Birds Raw milk from cows infected with tuberculosis (Bovine Tuberculosis: TB).Eggs that are not graded Blends containing unpasteurized dairy products (E.g. deli food topped with unpasteurized cheese)These new rules, however, do not affect raw ground meat exports to Northern Ireland.Nick Allen, Chief Executive Officer of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), said, “This is just one of the problems that worries us. But I guess at the end we know it won't happen in the negotiations. The way they are going We hope they will continue to talk with the European Union and that they will push and create export health safety certificates for these products to make it pass.The BMPA hopes that greater clarity on what the business has to do will help prepare members for the new year.Mr Allen added that the claim was also a decision to wording in the new export health certificate.It tells us what we must follow, and we hope we never hear there are things we didn't expect to happen there," he said.
'A new opportunity'
Wilfred Emmanuel Jones is a British Devon farmer and founder of The Black Farmer, including raw sausage.Since he will no longer be allowed to export fresh sausages to the EU, he has decided to go frozen instead.There is a big opportunity to make premium frozen sausages for the continent," he explains. "One of the problems we face with sausages is that, at least in this country, frozen stuff is seen as a bearish market, not a pre-made product. Premium The UK is the only country in Europe that produces and exports raw sausage. Jones said other countries, like the United States, produce ready-made sausages because they have a longer shelf life than raw sausages.
But instead of giving up the British tradition and making ready-made sausages, he thinks sausage makers need to bring in their own freezing equipment.I think we should have the British sausage mark, so if you're going to sell sausages to any part of the world, it's unique to sausages around the world," he added.A government spokeswoman said: “We have made an agreement through friendly cooperation between sovereignty, with a focus on free trade and inspired by shared history and values.It will take the UK completely out of the customs union and the EU's only market, which means businesses should continue to prepare for changes next year.