Livestock

The RSPCA has been accused of bullying and hypocrisy over its threat to withdraw Freedom Foods accreditation

RSPCA accused of bullying over Freedom Foods badger row

By Mike Stones

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruetly to Animals (RSPCA) has been accused of ‘bullying and hypocrisy’ by the National Farmers Union (NFU), after it  threatened to withdraw permission for farmers to use its valuable Freedom Foods label if they...

Scotsbeef (pictured) is a leading player in the enterprise

Multi-million-pound plant for Scottish meat processors

By Laurence Gibbons

A new collaboration between Scotbeef, Scotch Premier and Mathers will see the creation of a multimillion-pound meat processing facility aimed at safeguarding and developing the industry.

Salmonella inspections are not 'good enough': EFSA

Salmonella checks 'not good enough': food safety watchdog

By Mike Stones

Traditional poultry meat inspection may not be good enough to protect against threats to food safety such as campylobacter, salmonella and ESBL/AmpC gene-carrying bacteria, warns the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

FSA recommends graded approach to meat inspection charges

FSA recommends graded approach to meat inspection charges

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Board today responded to meat industry lobbying by agreeing to recommend that ministers adopt a “tapered” approach to the introduction of meat inspection charges.

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