Slaughterhouses: Inspections

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th January 2018.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2017 to Question 118905, on Slaughterhouses: Inspections, how many (a) slaughterhouses and (b) other meat establishments have received unsatisfactory audit results in each year since 2010.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Food Standards Agency audit system was updated in August 2014, changing significantly the categorisations of each question being assessed and the audit outcomes. The results presented below have been split in two sections to accommodate the differences between these two periods.

In addition, due to the way the data are gathered and extracted from the system, the numbers below detail the number of audits with unsatisfactory outcomes, rather than the number of establishments with unsatisfactory outcomes. That means that one establishment might have received more than one unsatisfactory outcome during the period accounted for. The data below are for England and Wales.

From 2010 to July 2014

In this section audits leading to a re-audit within two months have been considered as unsatisfactory leading to immediate intervention being required.

Slaughterhouses (including slaughterhouses with co-located cutting plants and wild game establishments)

2010 – 11

2011 – 4

2012 – 20

2013 – 23

2014 – 8

Others (Cutting Plants)

2010 – 4

2011 – 0

2012 – 5

2013 – 1

2014 – 2

From August 2014 to December 2017

In this section audits with Urgent Improvement Necessary outcome have been considered as unsatisfactory leading to immediate intervention being required.

Slaughterhouses (including slaughterhouses with co-located cutting plants and wild game establishments)

2014 – 7

2015 - 5

2016 - 5

2017 - 7

Others (Cutting Plants)

2014 – 1

2015 - 5

2016 - 1

2017 - 8

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