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United Kingdom: Results of the 2013 animal welfare survey

96% of red meat slaughterhouses and 96% of white meat slaughterhouses were compliant with animal welfare.

Monday 2 February 2015 (3 years 18 days ago)

The protection of animal welfare prior to and during slaughter and killing is one of the key functions of the FSA in approved slaughterhouses in England, Scotland and Wales.

Official veterinarians considered that 223 out of the 232 red meat slaughterhouses operating and included in the survey across Great Britain were compliant with animal welfare requirements (96%), and 66 of the 69 white meat slaughterhouses (96%) were compliant. Animal welfare incidents identified in the survey were followed up by appropriate and proportionate enforcement action.

These headline results represent an improvement on the 2011 survey, where 218 out of 248 red meat slaughterhouses (86%), and 63 out of 75 white meat slaughterhouses, were compliant (84%). However, the latest survey results, and ongoing results from our routine monitoring, still highlight areas where improvements are required – and where certain business operators must do more to ensure that they and their staff are complying with animal welfare legislation, and protecting animal welfare safeguards.

January 2015/ Food Standards Agency/ United Kingdom.
http://www.food.gov.uk

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