Food Standards Agency ends four-year-long hiring freeze

Dozens of meat hygiene inspectors will be hired

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%

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 […]

Help to keep the meat on our plates safe

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

Campaign urged against meat inspection deregulation

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