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William Powell AM welcomes lifting of Chernobyl sheep controls

March 22, 2012 2:32 PM

William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, has welcomed the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) decision to lift 26 year old Chernobyl restrictions on sheep across North Wales.

William Powell, Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales, said:

"This is great news for Welsh sheep farmers. Such a decision is long overdue and should be welcomed by everyone here in Wales. Such produce is known across the world for its quality, and I am glad to see assurances finally confirmed at the highest level.

The financial and bureaucratic burden these restrictions brought with them has now been lifted, and the ability of our farmers to now compete equally must be celebrated."