United Kingdom Government Announces New Regulations for Pigs

The United Kingdom has announced a plan to regulate contracts involving pigs in order to provide greater certainty and stability to the supply chain. According to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the regulations will strengthen the sector’s ability to deal with challenges and will include collecting and sharing more supply chain data in order to increase wholesale price transparency and national slaughter numbers. The move follows a public consultation in which nearly 400 respondents from the sector expressed a desire for legally required written contracts to remove ambiguity around the sale of and trade in pigs.