Phase one of the UK-wide review into meat cutting plants and cold stores launched by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in March is now complete (see current note 52/0903).
Phase one includes:
- an analysis of the current state of this part of the industry
- a comparison of arrangements in place across the four countries involved (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England)
- identification of potential emerging areas for improvement
The review has now moved to phase two where more detailed work will identify and assess options for improvement, develop recommendations and outline a plan for delivery.
The final report and recommendations will be published in September 2018.
Source: FSS, 7 June 2018