PressTV-‘Most UK meat plants violate food safety rules’

A new analysis of meat plants across Britain has revealed major food safety and hygiene problems, further indicating that more than half of all audited plants have had at least one “major” violation in the past three years.

Inspection statistics from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) also show that there were on average 16 major plant safety breaches every week between 2014 and 2017, British daily The Guardian reported Saturday, citing a data analysis it conducted this week jointly with Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

According to the report, nearly two thirds of inspected meat cutting factories (540 out of 890) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland “had at least one instance of major non-compliance with hygiene or food safety regulations.”

This is while a number of meat plants had multiple failures, with 25 food safety violations occurring at plants belonging to Russell Hume, the meat supplier at the center of recent…

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