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Online information for UK red meat slaughterhouses

by 5m Editor
20 July 2004, at 12:00am

UK - The British Food Standards Agency and English Beef and Lamb Executive will soon open two websites to help meat companies and growers improve food safety and product quality efforts. The British Food Standards Agency has started to collect all of the hygiene microbiology results from red meat slaughterhouses in the UK, as part of a research project. Testing of carcasses and environmental surfaces for HACCP verification purposes has been a requirement for plant operators in the United Kingdom since June 2002. The data collection is through the internet. A new website (www.redmeat.org.uk) allows plants to enter their test results and automatically generates plant-specific hygiene trend graphs using a variety of sophisticated trend methods such as cumulative sums and rolling geometric means. A series of reports also allows plants to compare their hygiene results against a summary of those provided by other U.K. plants.

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