Covert investigation by Animal Equality UK alleges poor conditions at Moy Park farms
Jun26

Covert investigation by Animal Equality UK alleges poor conditions at Moy Park farms

Animal protection charity, Animal Equality, has revealed what they describe as ‘horrifying conditions’ and animal suffering on three Red Tractor certified chicken farms in Lincolnshire. Footage released online by Animal Equality claims to show double-decker chicken sheds, with what it believes house over 30,000 birds, crowded on each floor. It further alleges that many chickens are suffering from leg injuries, with some unable to...

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HallMark Meat Hygiene restates commitment to high standards after separating from FSS
Jun23

HallMark Meat Hygiene restates commitment to high standards after separating from FSS

Following the protracted discussions and negotiations, HallMark Meat Hygiene will be released from its contract with Food Standards Scotland (FSS) for the delivery of meat industry official controls in Scotland. This will take effect from 16th September following the required three months’ notice. HallMark has however restated its commitment to continue ensuring implementation of the highest possible welfare and hygiene standards...

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92% of Northern Ireland adults continue to enjoy red meat
Jun14

92% of Northern Ireland adults continue to enjoy red meat

An omnibus survey completed on behalf of the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) has shown that the vast majority of local consumers continue to eat red meat. Out of 1,024 respondents representative of the population and completed in April this year, 92 per cent said they still incorporate red meat as part of their diet. “This statistic is very encouraging,” said LMC’s industry development manager, Colin Smith....

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Science confirms what industry has been telling regulators all along – meat safe to eat for up to 50 days
Apr18

Science confirms what industry has been telling regulators all along – meat safe to eat for up to 50 days

New scientific findings show that new packaging could keep meat fresh for up to 50 days, and will mean Sell-By dates on meat are finally to be reviewed. The study, reported in The Daily Telegraph, was commissioned by The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) at Campden BRI. Technical director at BMPA, David Lindars, said: “The shelf-life of fresh red meat held at 3°C and 8°C is of great significance to the industry. “These new...

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Romford abattoir fined for hygiene breaches
Mar25

Romford abattoir fined for hygiene breaches

Romford Halal Meats Ltd has been fined a total of £23,952.35 for meat hygiene failings after being prosecuted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The abattoir was found guilty of failing to prevent carcases from coming into contact with others before a post-mortem inspection is completed. The bunching of carcases at the abattoir occurred in July 2017 and followed a series of warnings provided to the site operators to resolve the...

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No deal Brexit concern for food safety
Feb06

No deal Brexit concern for food safety

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has expressed serious concern about the potential of a no deal Brexit compromising food safety standards, and believes it could affect public health. The CIEH statement follows the Government’s announcement that border checks on goods coming into the UK will be greatly reduced in the event of a no deal Brexit outcome. In essence, this means lorries will be able to drive straight...

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