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Roy Raises Meat Traceability issue at Health Committee

Ulster Unionist MLA for East Antrim Roy Beggs has said that the best way to ensure food safety is to buy from a trusted local butcher.  During an evidence gathering session by the Stormont Health Committee, Roy questioned Maria Jennings of the  Food Standards Agency (FSA) on the proposed food hygiene rating scheme legislation: Mr Beggs: It was touched on earlier that Northern Ireland has a very high level of traceability, perhaps the highest in the world.  However, rogue traders and processors, whether in Europe or elsewhere, have put a bit of doubt in some minds at a cost to legitimate businesses.  Do you agree that one of the ways of reducing risk factors is to keep the food chain as short as possible and that, to a degree, that means buying from a trusted local butcher? Ms Jennings: Mr Beggs, we have to look at the whole global food … Continue reading

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