The UK’s disappearing meat hygiene inspectors

Between March 2013 and April 2017, the number of meat inspectors employed by the independent Food Standards Agency (FSA) dropped by 30%

More meat inspectors are needed following Russell Hume scandal, says UNISON

The FSA must act now and take on more directly-employed meat inspectors

Toxic turkey risk over future of meat inspections, says UNISON

Christmas turkey, pigs-in-blankets and meat stuffing could become health hazards under moves to scrap independent abattoir inspectors employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), says UNISON today (Friday). More than three in five (62%) people would be less confident their festive meat treats would be safe to eat if this were to happen, according to […]

We must keep meat safe and hygienic

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