SAMW welcomes OIE granting of negligible risk status for BSE

May 26, 2017

The successful granting to Scotland of negligible risk status for BSE, approved today (Thursday, May 25) by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission, has been welcomed by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) as a vitally important step for the whole Scottish red meat industry. “Scotland has lived with BSE since [...]

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Conference 2017 – Beyond Brexit

May 4, 2017
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New members boost SAMW representation

April 7, 2017

The addition of a new red meat member to SAMW has further enhanced the united representation of the Scottish processing industry, giving the sector a strong voice as the country embarks on its Brexit negotiations. The Association has also added its first venison processor to its membership, a move which strengthens the industry’s hand in [...]

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2017 Conference speakers – profiles

March 30, 2017

A strong line-up of speakers will address SAMW’s annual conference in Glasgow on April 22, tackling the event’s core theme of Beyond Brexit’ The keynote conference speech will be given by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing. First elected as MSP for Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber in 1999, he has [...]

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SAMW welcomes ‘negligible risk’ recommendation

March 2, 2017

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has welcomed the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission recommendation for Scotland to be recognised as an area of negligible risk for BSE. The Scientific Commission’s recommendation will now be considered by the OIE World Assembly in May. “This is the highest recommendation which is available [...]

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SAMW Brexit response

February 13, 2017

SAMW made the following statement in response to press questions, generated by Quality Meat Scotland’s latest Brexit briefing paper: SAMW said: “The challenge for Government during the next two years of Brexit negotiations is to ensure that trading routes into the EU remain open, even if that involves a certain degree of change and adjustment [...]

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New Year Lunch – 2017

February 2, 2017
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SAMW president’s view of 2017

January 1, 2017

Scotland’s meat wholesalers are upbeat about business prospects in 2017 but have warned that gaining access to the opportunities on offer next year will depend on politicians and regulators delivering favourable conditions for the industry to prosper. “It’s no surprise that Brexit will be pretty much top of our agenda in 2017 with the need [...]

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Six charities supported by SAMW in 2016

December 31, 2016

Six different charities shared a total of £8,250 in gift support from the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) in 2016. The funds were raised during a charity auction at the Association’s 2016 conference and dinner and were presented to representatives of the organisations by SAMW president, Allan Jess, and executive manager, Ian Anderson. “We’re [...]

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2016 Conference – Tomorrow’s Challenge

April 26, 2016
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