UK company prosecuted over warm meat

By 29. February 2012Blog, Quality

UK company A C Hopkins (Taunton) Ltd. has been found guilty of an offence under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006, for not ensuring meat was kept properly chilled during transport.

Under European Union Hygiene Regulations, pig carcasses have to be cooled to 7°C in the slaughterhouse and this temperature must be maintained during transport. A batch of meat from the company was checked on delivery to a London market and temperatures between 11.6°C and 14.6°C were recorded. Sentencing will be carried out in April.

Read the full story on the FSA website.