Interactive online map launched by EBLEX and BPEX

22-02-2012 | |

Comprehensive information about the red meat food chain across the UK is now just a click away thanks to an interactive online map launched by EBLEX and BPEX.

The eFoodChainMap uses Google maps technology to plot key red meat food chain data, including the location of auction markets, abattoirs, meat processors and meat traders. Where available, it shows information about the size of the business and contact details including full address and telephone number.
The map, which can be customised to suit individual needs and offers a range of different views and printing options, also includes data on breeding animal densities by region.
“This is a significant step forward for the industry, as for the first time key information about the red meat food chain is available in one place where it is easy to access and can be kept up-to-date, said Dr Phil Hadley, EBLEX senior regional manager – southern region.
“The eFoodChainMap can be used in a variety of different ways, making it a useful tool for anyone involved in the industry,” said Andrew Knowles, BPEX head of communications and supply chain development.
“Pig producers, for example, could use it to find out which marketing groups operate in their region or beef and sheep producers could use it to find contact details for livestock markets and abattoirs in their area. It’s also a really valuable source of information for anyone wanting to know more about the structure of the red meat industry.”
The eFoodChainMap can be accessed via Eblex and Bpex

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