19 FEB 2018

Giving a helping hand to local pet-food business

A Stradbroke based pet-food company has successfully forged a new market in Bahrain, with help from Dr Poulter.

Skinner's Pet Food is a premium dog food manufacturer employing over 60 people and now providing fourteen dried dog foods, exporting to Europe, Russia, Romania and beyond. To that list can now be added Barhain, although the process wasn't an easy one.

Initially told, incorrectly, that no export requirements were in place for Bahrain, Skinner's therefore dispatched the order of dried dog food to Bahrain, incurring charges, as no Export Health Certificate accompanied the goods.

Skinners then contacted Dr Dan Poulter to ask for his assistance.

Dr Poulter made representations to DEFRA and APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency). Following this, APHA created a new EHC Certificate relevant, allowing Skinner's to ship to Bahrain.

Roger Skinner wrote to thank Dr Poulter for his intervention and they have now received their first order from Bahrain.

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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Freight (19 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to ensure the timely delivery of the Felixstowe-to-Nuneaton freight rail link.

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Daniel Poulter: The Minister is slightly at odds about the point being made. The point is not how it is open to the trust to procure the best clinical services but how, later, through a company, staff might be re-employed on a lower salary. Clearly, trusts already have flexibility through “Agenda for Change” to start people on a higher pay point, but I wondered more generally whether my hon....