Meat, poultry & seafood

Risk-based meat inspection scheme could soon be reality

Risk-based meat inspection scheme could soon be reality

By Rick Pendrous


A lower-cost, risk-based meat plant inspection regime could become a reality much sooner than previously thought, following the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) strong lobbying behind the scenes in mainland Europe.

Bakkavör and the curious incident of the 'butter yellow that wasn't'

Bakkavör and the curious incident of the 'butter yellow that wasn't'

By Rick Pendrous

Good traceability systems helped prepared foods giant Bakkavör avoid a potentially costly recall earlier this year, when it experienced a problem with contaminated meat marinades supplied to other processors, according to the company’s group food safety...

Pork provenance code of practice gains momentum

Pork provenance code of practice gains momentum

By Elaine Watson

All the leading supermarkets, 13 caterers (including McDonald’s), 14 processors/suppliers and eight branded food manufacturers have now signed up to a voluntary code of practice on country of origin labelling (COOL) on pork and pork products.

DEFRA to draw up new COOL guide by end of November

DEFRA to draw up new COOL guide by end of November

By Elaine Watson

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is aiming to draw up a new voluntary code of practice on country of origin labelling (COOL) by the end of November.

MEP hails ‘constructive’ mackerel war conference

MEP hails ‘constructive’ mackerel war conference

By Ben Bouckley

A Scottish MEP who represented the EU Parliament at a conference in The Faroe Islands to resolve the ongoing ‘Mackerel war’ has hailed talks as "constructive", ahead of further meetings between key stakeholders in the dispute.

CBI: New 40% threshold would thwart Vion strike

CBI: New 40% threshold would thwart Vion strike

By Elaine Watson

Next week’s strike at Vion’s Llangefni chicken processing plant would be illegal if changes to labour laws proposed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) were to make it onto the statute books.

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