Steve Reed MP has been appointed shadow secretary of state for Defra in a reshuffle by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.
He replaces Jim McMahon MP, who stepped down shortly before the reshuffle began.
Reed is MP for north Croydon and the former shadow justice secretary.
He said: “I’m delighted to be appointed Shadow Secretary of State for DEFRA. I will work tirelessly to preserve our precious nature, win a fairer deal for farmers, tackle food price inflation and end the scandal of sewage being dumped in our rivers, lakes and seas.”
The British Poultry Council welcomed his appointment and said it would “look forward to working with you to support our poultry producers in delivering a sustainable and secure supply of safe, affordable, nutritious food for every table.”