The government has announced that 800 foreign butchers and slaughterhouse workers will be provided with a six-month emergency visa to resolve the pig crisis.
After 6,000 pigs have been sorted, meat incinerated and tens of thousands of other pigs have been cramped on the farm, the minister gives temporary permission to clear the untreated portion U Announced the turn.
The announcement was made after photos of animals living in overcrowded huts were sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the government minister, helping to break the deadlock between the industry and the government. Me Revealed earlier.
Farmers warned that if the government did not take action, as many as 100,000 pigs could be culled, incinerated and disposed of.
Foreign butchers were eligible to work under a skilled worker visa system after Brexit, but English requirements hampered many permit qualifications.
Due to a shortage of workers, as many as 150,000 pigs, which should be in the food chain, are raised on farms, putting serious stress on the sector.
Environment Secretary George Eustice said:
“This will address the unprocessed portion of pigs currently on the farm and allow those meat processors to slaughter more pigs.”
Eustis said he needed about 800 butchers to clear the backlog and announced private storage assistance to help slaughterhouses temporarily store meat.
However, he denied that Brexit was a major issue limiting the workforce throughout the supply chain.
The crisis came to mind when Boris Johnson claimed at a Conservative meeting that there was no “pig genocide” and referred to “bacon sandwiches”, suggesting that pigs would have died anyway.
His comments were widely criticized for the £ 20 reduction in Universal Credit, as many low-income earners struggle to pay for food.
After the minister received a picture of the agricultural situation from the National Pig Association on Monday, industry representatives were hired by Mr Johnson to solve a widespread shortage across all sectors of the supply chain, a former Tesco boss. I met Emperor Sir Dave Lewis.