Cuts to abattoir meat checks 'will be the next food scandal'

Cuts to abattoir meat checks 'will be the next food scandal'
 

Experts have warned against cuts which would reduce the checks and inspections of meat used in food sold in supermarkets. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA The scandal of horsemeat in supermarket burgers should be seen as a warning of things to come, say experts alarmed that meat producers are to be given more powers to police themselves.
Internal documents from the Food Standards Agency reveal that the UK is to move away from regular inspections of abattoirs to a "risk-based" system that unions representing meat-processing workers say will lead to a drop in standards. As a result,... read more

 
20 January 2013 in World News, Views: 9
Source: Guardian
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