The public could be at risk of eating contaminated and diseased meat because of failings at slaughterhouses, according to a survey of meat hygiene inspectors published today (Sunday) by UNISON. The findings – summarised in the report A Raw Deal – highlight concerns that contaminated and diseased meat could be cleared as fit for human […]
Between March 2013 and April 2017, the number of meat inspectors employed by the independent Food Standards Agency (FSA) dropped by 30%
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 […]
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
As the Food Standards Agency proposes loosening the regulation of meat, UNISON is working with change.org and the family of a food poisoning victim, to fight back
Debate also hears calls for work to improve pay, terms and conditions for members
UNISON and War on Want have launch a new film highlighting the threat to our food posed by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Food Standards Agency staff win better overtime rates, a commitment to industrial relations and respect for members
As Scottish Parliament debates bill to set up new food agency, UNISON calls for consumers’ interests to come first
Today’s action was a shot across the bows that clearly shows the strength of feeling amongst our members in the FSA
A strike by workers employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) set down for next week will go ahead, after the FSA refused another offer by UNISON to try to settle the dispute through independent conciliation.
Meat inspectors, official veterinarians and support staff employed by the Food Standards Agency in England, Wales and Scotland are set to strike next week in a dispute over pay
Meat hygiene inspectors, vets and support staff employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, over a long running pay dispute.
63% of members vote for action; industrial action authorised
Dave Prentis puts the case to Guardian readers for UNISON members carrying out a vital role