UNISON have launched a new campaign calling on FSA to scrap plans that would permit slaughterhouses to carry out their own safety inspections.
UNISON national officer, Paul Bell, commented:
“What the FSA is trying to do is move to a risk-based approach to inspection with slaughterhouses. What that means is that instead of independent meat hygiene inspectors being on the ground every day watching what’s happening, the agency “wants to have businesses inspected less frequently”.
Their campaign comes as polling they have published with Savanta ComRes shows that only 3% of the British public say rules on meat quality standards should be relaxed, with over 80% worried that standards will be sacrificed by ministers in pursuit of trade deals.
Better Food Britain
Better Food Britain: We want everyone to be able to enjoy food that is good for our health, produced in a way that supports good livelihoods, reduced waste and greenhouse gas emissions, high animal welfare and restoration of nature. Find out how.
Sustain, along with a group of other charities and campaigning groups has written to the government...
Research by Unchecked and The Times finds 20% of food samples contain at least one undeclared...
2020 City Food Symposium on the power of youth to make food healthier and more sustainable.
The government has announced that the agriculture bill will return to Parliament later this
Sustain is at the Oxford Real Farming Conference this year (and the Oxford Farming Conference)...
Your donation will help our work in fighting for a better food Britain following Brexit.
The new London Community Response Fund is now open to applications, to help voluntary and community...
Grassroots charities can get grants to support vulnerable people through Covid-19, via Community...
Food Foundation analysis shows that Covid-19 will leave millions of people unable to access the...
Looking to score some of the white stuff, or a bit of brown? You’re not alone.
Letter emailed to the UK Prime Minister on 25 March 2020
The Green House
244-254 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA
Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.