DEFRA APPOINTMENT TO PROTECT FOOD SUPPLIES

06 Sep 2018 9:21 AM | Anonymous

The MP David Rutley, a former Asda and PepsiCo executive, has been appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare  at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) with responsibilities to include:

  • EU exit readiness
  • Food chain - with the lead for Food and Drink Industrial Strategy

It is understood that the Minister has been appointed to oversee the protection of food supplies through the Brexit process amid concerns at the impact of a no-deal departure from the European Union.

Rutley's former roles include running home shopping and e-commerce businesses at Asda, He said: “It is an honour to join the Defra ministerial team at such an important time. I am determined to ensure that we fully realise the opportunities of leaving the EU.”

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