Protect our food

In partnership with Steve Nash, a campaigner whose six-year-old daughter Joanna died of E Coli, UNISON handed in a petition of 216,938 signatures to the Food Standards Agency

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Holding back the flood on food safety

Local government pledges continued campaign against privatisation and deregulation of meat hygiene service

Consumers at risk from contaminated and diseased meat

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 […]

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%

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

Help to keep the meat on our plates safe

As the Food Standards Agency proposes loosening the regulation of meat, UNISON is working with and the family of a food poisoning victim, to fight back

Campaign urged against meat inspection deregulation

Debate also hears calls for work to improve pay, terms and conditions for members

TTIP: A threat to the food on your plate

UNISON and War on Want have launch a new film highlighting the threat to our food posed by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

FSA members accept offer

Food Standards Agency staff win better overtime rates, a commitment to industrial relations and respect for members

Put public first, MSPs urged on food safety

As Scottish Parliament debates bill to set up new food agency, UNISON calls for consumers’ interests to come first

Food Standards Agency hold first four-hour strike

Today’s action was a shot across the bows that clearly shows the strength of feeling amongst our members in the FSA

Food Standard Agency strike to go ahead after employer refuses offer to try to settle dispute

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.

Food Standards Agency workers set to strike over pay

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

Strike action step closer in Food Standards Agency

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.