The FSA is funding new research in pig approved slaughterhouses to understand how the legislative changes that apply from 1 June 2014 in these slaughterhouses are rolling out and operating in practice and how the FSA can monitor the impact of the legislative changes using existing and, possibly, new data.
The results of the research will hopefully help the FSA to understand how the changes are working in practice and will also help FSA to identify areas where further assistance is needed – for example, training and information.
The work will be carried out by the independent research agency Ipsos MORI on behalf of FSA, and fieldwork will take place in spring/summer 2014 and 2015.
It is important to emphasise that this fieldwork is for research purposes only and visits to establishments are not intended to be an official inspection or assessment of the slaughterhouse.
Findings from the research should be available in early 2016 and will be written up in a report for the FSA and will not be attributed to individual slaughterhouses or individuals.
Tuesday May 13, 2014/ FSA/ United Kingdom.