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AHDB completes sale of MLCSL

Food Manufacture
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has completed the sale of its carcase classification arm Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Limited (MLCSL).

Approved by Farming Minister George Eustice, MLCSL was sold to Hallmark Veterinary Compliance Services. The sale has generated 1.3m, which is expected to be reinvested in the beef, lamb and pork sectors. The move was first announced in March. However, some meat industry trade bodies issued a joint letter calling for the sale to be put on hold so a working group could be set up to investigate it further.

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