The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has welcomed the successful prosecution of the Cornwall-based slaughter house H R Jasper & Son Ltd for breaching regulations introduced to control the risks from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Cleveland Meat Company faces £27,000 in fines and legal costs after being found guilty of breaching food safety rules limiting the risk of consumers’ exposure to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Primary meat processors have called for the government to change what they consider to be “outdated regulations from the BSE era”, which apply to sheep but were originally intended to prevent people contracting diseases associated with “mad cows”.
The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Board has rejected European Commission (EC) proposals to relax the ban on feeding animal protein to pigs, poultry and fish. The ban was introduced as a food safety control measure following the BSE crisis in cattle.
Britain’s meat processors are missing out on lucrative overseas demand for offal, it has emerged. This is particularly the case with tripe (large stomach lining) – and other so-called ‘fifth quarter’ by-products of carcass ‘deconstruction’.