We must keep meat safe and hygienic

UNISON highlights importance of well trained meat inspectors and official vets as Christmas approaches

As Christmas approaches, UNISON is highlighting the importance of keeping the meat we eat hygienic by making sure slaughterhouses continue to be inspected by well-trained state-employed meat hygiene inspectors and official veterinarians.

UNISON is concerned because the Food Standards Agency (FSA) wants to pass responsibility for food safety to the slaughterhouses themselves and they want lower paid, temporary private contractors to replace dedicated civil servants.

We are supporting the family of Joanna Nash, who tragically died from eating unhygienic food.