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People encouraged people to buy meat locally

Fri, 05 Feb 2016

Mr Cretney MLC (centre), Member of DEFA, presenting the BRC AA certification to Allan Skillicorn, Chairman of Isle of Man Meats (right) and Mike Owen, Chief Executive.
Mr Cretney MLC (centre), Member of DEFA, presenting the BRC AA certification to Allan Skillicorn, Chairman of Isle of Man Meats (right) and Mike Owen, Chief Executive.

People are being urged to buy their meat locally - in a bid to help grow the Island's food and drink sector.

At the moment around 60 to 70 per cent of locally sourced meat gets exported costing 12p a kilo.

The Isle of Man Creamery and Isle of Man Meats have both recently been awarded a prestigious AA food safety certification.

Mike Owen is the chief executive at the meat plant - he hopes the award will help boost its reputation and encourage people to support local industry:

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