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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Chemical leak at 2 Sisters factory
Dec13

Chemical leak at 2 Sisters factory

A 2 Sisters Food Group factory based in Willand, Cullompton, was evacuated on Tuesday, following a chemical leak at the plant. Fire and ambulance crews attended the scene, and it has been reported that 16 people were taken to hospital. The South Western Ambulance Service Trust confirmed that casualties had been taken by ambulance to both the Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. It has been...

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McDonald’s announces antibiotic policy
Dec12

McDonald’s announces antibiotic policy

Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced a new policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics in animals, which applies across 85% of its global beef supply chain. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. McDonald’s has stated that it understands that reducing the overall use of medically important antibiotics in beef...

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Meat industry reacts to Red Tractor campaign
Dec11

Meat industry reacts to Red Tractor campaign

Red Tractor livestock and pig farmers have reacted to the assurance scheme’s autumn advertising campaign, with feedback highlighting how important the advert is to their businesses. Red Tractor report that the number of shoppers associating the logo with ‘traceable food from farms to pack’ has nearly doubled to 62%. In addition, the number of primary shoppers who say they will trade up and buy Red Tractor food instead of cheaper...

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Industry fears meat tax would affect consumers’ health
Nov08

Industry fears meat tax would affect consumers’ health

The meat industry is continuing to respond to the University of Oxford’s calls on the Government for a ‘meat tax’, and is pleased to see Dr Carrie Ruxton promoting the health benefits of red meat. Yesterday, Meat Management published a comment from Dr. Ruxton of the Meat Advisory Panel which in which she responded to the proposed meat tax. Dr. Ruxton explained that meat consumption levels are now well below NHS guide lines and...

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